The older I get the more I learn that in order to really grow you have to step out of your comfort zone. It is so easy to stay stagnant and safe, but it’s only when you try new things that your confidence and abilities grow.
This spring we plan to move to New York City for just a little while at first. We plan to live in New York between 2 -4 weeks just to get our feet wet and to get a feel for the city. After all, we’re all southerners at heart — born and raised — and moving to a sprawling metropolis is not something you just do without a plan or forethought.
After our brief stay in New York we’ll decide whether a semi-permanent move is in the cards. We’ll try a year’s stay and then maybe make a permanent move on a 3-4 year plan.
Living in New York City has always been one of my dreams even though I love living in one of the most beautiful states in the country.
I am really looking forward to pounding the Manhattan pavement this spring!
Always challenge yourself to take chances and grow from them. Learning to take risks is what I am steadily learning to do and am a better person for it.
Photo: New York City — Summer 2010.