Moving: The Announcement

“Toto, I have a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.” – L. Frank Baum

I’m Moving

Well, I guess the cat is out of the bag. In a few short weeks, I will be packing up my stuff and moving from Kansas to San Francisco. It is out with the old and in with the new.

San Francisco, a city that I have never been to but will soon call my home. My position will be a marketing apprentice at a company called Upgrow, and my start date is March 23rd.

You may be asking yourself why a seventeen-year-old is moving halfway across the country by herself. The reason is quite simple, I want to do something big. This is the moment in life where I either take it and run with it or regret that I did not later on.

The History

I have lived in Kansas for two and a half years now which quite honestly has felt like an entire lifetime. And I’m ready for some new sights and San Francisco is full of them.

I’ve grown and changed tremendously as a person in Kansas. I’m thankful for all that it has taught me but I am ready to take that to new heights. Not literally though since San Francisco’s altitude is only about 52′ compared to the whopping 901′ that Kansas has. 

It is a big, some might even say massive, step into the unknown (please say you got that reference) and quite honestly I know very little about what my living situation is going to look like. Despite all of it, I could not be more excited to see what is ahead of me.

When I first created the goal to move a year ago and when I first signed up for Praxis. I had no idea where I would end up.

When I first started the bootcamp I tried to make a list of places I wanted to live at and it was about a mile long.

For placement, my little sister walked up to me and told me to find a job in California because she wanted to go there, and having a sister that lived there was a good excuse to visit. Well, little girl, this one is for you. 


I have truly been blessed to be given this opportunity, especially at the age that I am. I believe that God has a plan for my life and I cannot wait to see it all unfold. Unfortunately, I can’t just sit back and watch it happen. I actually have to live through it and as we learned from Hamilton dying is easy, living is harder. 

As I’m going through this entire situation the one thing I ask for is prayer. I have moved plenty of times before but this will be my first solo adventure

As of right now, there are a lot of things that I do not know. If anyone knows me they know that I really dislike not knowing stuff. I’ve never been one to do things in a conventional manner though, so this seems like a pretty fantastic fit. 

I can tell you this much though, great things are on the horizon and I am chasing after them.

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