Sitting at a coffee shop down the road from my new apartment, and I can’t help but think how long I wanted this feeling. It’s unexplainable really. But, all I can say is I feel I am exactly where I am supposed to be. After a three day road trip with my best friend Carsen, I got to LA on September 3.
It’s always scary, leaving a place you called home for most of your life. Saying good bye to a great job, friends , and my family. If you know me, you know I’ve been wanting to move for years. I was at place in my life where I was really comfortable. Life was beautiful, but I knew I had to take a risk and move from my hometown in order to grow. I just wasn’t sure where. After living in Australia for a short term, I wanted to live there. But COVID changed those plans.
I prayed to God on where I should go. I knew I was ready, I just didn’t know where. Then all at once, God started to open some doors for me. I visited California a few times prior to moving there and fell in love with the people. Made some good friends. People who I could truly be myself around. People who didn’t make me feel like I wasn’t enough or too much. The friends I made, encouraged me to come. So.. I finally came.
I remember sitting in my living room in FL with my friend Laura. We just finished playing a few rounds of the were not really strangers game. She could feel how ready I was and she said, “Kat, God calls us to be a woman of action.” For some reason, these words hit me hard. She not only encouraged me to get going, but she instantly hopped online with me as I looked for a new job. These are the friends we all need. In that moment, I decided I was moving to California.
It was that easy, it just took a push or two or three… from some friends and family supporting me to go. On my road trip, there were so many signs I received from God that I made the right decision. It’s been almost two months of living here and all I can say is He provides. If you have desires in your heart, remember God created you and put those desires in your heart for a reason. I’m glad I finally became a woman of action and made one of the riskiest decisions of my life. I’m still adjusting, but I am loving every moment.
61 Replies to “Moving to LA”
So proud! You’re a cali girl now 😊
Thank you Sara, miss you!! <3
I admire your bravery in taking actions with your long time dream. 🥰
Thank you Nikki <3
I bet you’re loving the place and independence right now. Good luck to you,girl! God bless.
totally, thank you Rose (:
I have always wanted to move to LA. Maybe one day I will join you!
i love it so far 🙂
You ate a brave girl! Its too hard to move somewhere but I always love to take a risk ! Which make our journey more exciting!
i agree 🙂
Congrats on your move! Good luck on settling in!
thanks Heidi 🙂
How exciting! Wish you the best of luck! Thanks for sharing.
thanks Sondra 🙂
all the best to your move, it’s all worth the risk
Wishing you all the best on your move! super exciting.
thank you so much 🙂
Thank you for sharing your story, your decision-making that took you to a different part of the country. Now is the beginning of a new adventure for you.
thank you for reading! 🙂
I am sure you are going love LA. All the best with your endeavor. .
thank you Devajani 🙂
Awe how I envy you. I have been thinking of relocating but it’s not easy.
What a big move!! Best of luck to you on this new venture.
thanks so much Rachel :)!
I am happy for you. and moving is always very very exciting for me
thank you Lyosha!
Moving out of your hometown is never easy and even though people might seem good and friendly, they are only a support system. The courage to take such a step lies inside you!
I’m so excited for you and i hope it works out as planned! It’s always so excited to move and start a new journey!
cute & little
Thank you Kileen 🙂
Glad you already take action. Wish you all the best.
thank you 🙂
Congratulations on the big move. What a change, how exciting for you
thank you so much Jill!!
Congratulations on the move! What fun pics!
thanks Heidi 🙂
Congratulation on the move. You will love the new place. You are brave enough to handle all the situations
thank you! xx
I am so glad that yoy had all those pushings that make you move foward and nothing stopped you from doing it. Hope you enjoy and be very happy over there. Life is short and we always keep waiting for the exact gtime to do things, when the perfect timing is NOW.
-xoxo Verónica your friend from Puerto Rico
aw Veronica!! Hope that you’re doing well love, miss you. thank you so much! <3
It’s so great to bring our dreams to life regardless the challenges faced. I am so happy for you and may you enjoy everything in LA.
thank you so much 🙂 xx
That is wonderful that you made the leap! It sounds like a great place to start a new adventure. Congrats on the move!
thank you 🙂
I have been to LA and I must say it’s a beautiful city to live. You’ve taken a great decision to move to the city…All the best!
thanks Mayuri! 🙂
Congrats on your move! It’s so awesome that you took a leap of faith and it all worked out. May God bless you on your journey!
thank you 🙂
Thats a brave step. Best luck for your future venture. I had left my hometown at the age of 18 to study elsewhere and since from then I am out in various places so I understand your feelings.
love that you left at such a young age!
Leaving a familiar, comfortable, and convenient place takes a lot of courage. Rooting for you 🙂
thank you so much Ayi! 🙂
Amazing steps go girl and enjoy it. I never been there but really want to go sometimes.
Moving to LA *and* driving Route 66 is double bucket list material! Good luck!
Happy for you living out your dream. Go girl!
Congrats on the move! I’m glad it’s all working out for you!
They say that it’s only the first step or the first few days that will be scary. Congrats on the move and taking the first step to achieving your dreams.
Wow, sounds like an adventure and that is quite brave of you. Congratulations on the move and hope you have a great time on your new place.
Congrats on the move. Wishing you all the best in your new place.
Changes are always good! California sounds like fun, too!
Welcome! We live in Santa Monica. I hope you enjoy your time in LA. Cheers!