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

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.

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

I have grown and changed tremendously as a person in Kansas, I am 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 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.

When I first started 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 am going through this entire situation the one thing I ask for is prayer and a lot of it. 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 have 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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