I was ready for different. I made a plan last year, and I stuck to it. Prior to Kennedy, I had wanted to move out of California. I felt as if I’d done all I could there, and I wanted some changes that would force me to elevate. After doing my research, and narrowing down livable places, Raleigh was the clear winner. So January 16th, I made that long cross country trip with my 3 year old toddler and best friend!
First things first, my daughter did amazing, for any moms fearful of doing long distance. It was close to 2,600k miles, and she wasn’t an angel, but she did better than I could have imagined. She got a little whiny and wanted to play towards the end, but for the most part, no unnecessary stops and crying. IPAD was a life saver! I had downloaded her favorites shows in case we went through places with no services, and that’s definitely the way to go mamas.
We stopped in El Paso and Shreveport. I was nervous driving through these cities at night, due to the worlds current climate and outcry at the president elect. We stopped in Mississippi for 2 nights and visited with family I hadn’t seen since I was a toddler, and made it to Raleigh Wednesday, right on time.
The city is beautiful. I’ve never been surrounded by so much green. It’s COLD as hell at night and dark, lol. There’s a ton of construction going on, so I’m assuming they’re expanding/accommodating for the influx of transplants. My apartment is beautiful and affordable. I’m anxious for the rest of my things to arrive, so I can make this feel like home. It’ll all come together little by little.
Raleigh isn’t California, but I was ready for different. My goal is to get settled and begin working on my mom focused business. Get my daughter acclimated to this city and find her things to do, that she’ll love. There’s no telling if this is the last stop on our road, but while I’m here, I’m going to give it everything I’ve got.