Have you ever just wanted to have a fresh new start and to begin again as a new you?

I’ve felt that way in my life for years! To just one day pack up my things, leave everything behind and start a fresh life as the person I want to become instead of what others want me to be. Sometimes it is the easiest decision for people to make, and for others it takes courage just to take the first step.

Well I am safe to say that I made a courageous decision and decided to relocate.

I’ve lived in the New York City for years and it has always be my very own personal jungle of adventure. I have made so many memories (both positive and negative), met amazing people and will always have New York in my heart. But after years of living in the Big Apple and grinding it out like the rest of the artists living here, I came to realize that New York isn’t the place for me anymore.

This is the first time that I’ve ever done something this huge and I had to admit…I was freaking out at first!

Saying that you are going to start something new and change a major part of your life is one thing, but actually doing it is something entirely different. As an artist I always thrive and become inspired by my surroundings. I had my way of living in the city and thought that I was doing okay. But in the back of my head, I always longed to just start anew in a different place.

Then it hit me: if I was happy with my current way of living, then why would I be thinking of going away? And the truth was…I wasn’t happy at all.

I was doing “okay” instead of “great“. I was just going through the motions and realized I wasn’t growing to my full potential. Sure I loved the glitz and glamour of the city, but I came to understand that I was living in New York City because that was the average/normal thing to do as an artist.

But I’m not like every single artist in New York City: I am me.

As I’m sitting here in this new environment embracing the uncertainty of my future, I have a smile on my face because I know that I have shredded away the past and made room for the future. Sure it is scary, but it’s something that I have always longed to do and I finally did it.

And I say this to you my sweet dreamer: do not let your past or present define who you are. Dare to dream. Dream your wildest dreams and know that your life is a work-in-progress for something greater…as long as you take that first step!

Now it’s your time to shine!

What can you today that can help you start a new you? What are the things that you want to change about your surroundings? What is holding you back? The comments below is where we all thrive to support and inspire one another – so leave a comment below.

And if you like today’s blog, make sure to share it with your friends and inspire them to start making moves in their lives. You only live once – so make it count!

Sending you nothing but love,