It’s amazing to me that I have been in Iowa for almost a year. When I think back on it I cannot believe how fast time flew! It’s also amazing to me how much can change in just one years time!
Last year at this time I was making the heavy hearted decision to leave Eugene and take a job closer to family. At the time I wasn’t sure what to expect or what I would encounter. I was sad constantly thinking about leaving the place I loved so much. I had just met a guy I really liked and didn’t know how we would survive the transition of me moving. I was in the midst of goodbye parties and a flurry of emotions that took over my daily existence. I really didn’t think I would ever get over leaving behind all my friends
Voila! Here I am a year later stronger and more stable than I have been in a very long time. I went through A LOT in one year and felt every raw emotion. I went through a breakup, tons of nights where I regretted my decision, self-doubt and plenty of “what if’s”
I met people some good and some bad. I experienced new things. I learned to work a crazy early morning shift. I found friends and realized that I could survive just fine without seeing my Oregon friends everyday. I met a man who makes me happy and learned so much about myself in the process.
I regret nothing. I am so glad I made the decision to come here. I am excited about my job and my new passion for photography. I am in a relationship that is stable and healthy and I am working out and becoming a better person.
Things do happen for a reason.
Nothing is ever perfect all of the time but things are still on the uptick.
I wonder what this next year in Iowa will bring!
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This post was written by nchughtai on September 10, 2012