I believe we all have this life to live and we should live it to the fullest. We need to fully know ourselves, take chances, and do whatever it takes to reach our full potential. When I began this journey 2 months ago, I knew that settling for living in a city where I would never find happiness was a sacrifice I was not willing to make. I would never be able to reach my full potential unless I was happy and surrounded by the life that suits me best. That realization drove my decision, and ultimately me, back to Seattle.
I’ve been here a week now, showing my friend this beautiful city and rediscovering it for myself. It’s been wonderful to reconnect and reaffirm my choice. Despite the rain that is all too frequent here, my heart still soars at the beauty, the slower pace of life, the friendliness of the people, and yes, the knowledge that whether the ‘mountain is out’ or not, it is there. The anticipation of seeing it is enough for me. I know that once it reveals itself, it’s worth the wait.
My friend has left. I’m here, ready to settle in, buckle down, and get on with the task of rebuilding my life here. I’m blessed to have wonderful friends here who will be with me every step of the way. No, I will not settle for a life that is less. I will enjoy this Sunday, a day to begin the task of settling in and relish every step.