Ahh leaving the nest!
It seemed so bittersweet.
I had been dreaming of this moment ever since I did my study abroad in Italy. I got a taste of what living outside of your parents’ home can feel like. I wanted to experience that at some point before starting my own family.
It has taken me a while to get here, after all, I am 31 years old. And let’s face it’s not very common for people to still live with their parents at this age. I am Latina and in our culture, you live with your parents until you get married.
I am not married nor is it in the near future, at least not yet.
I’m exploring myself and know this new venture of living on my own is exactly what my life needed. It’s happening. I have left my hometown, Miami, for the past 21 years to move up to Clearwater near Tampa Bay.
I have a new job opportunity in Dunedin and it just seemed like finally, things were looking up.
Especially after so much heartbreak in the past years and failed relationships, maybe this is exactly what I needed.
I know this is what I need.
Time for myself to learn who I am as an individual without mom and dad shadowing over me or my brother’s needing me.
Just me, myself, and I learning to live alone, to depend on myself.
To be honest, I thought coming to an empty house would cause some unease in me since I am so used to a full house. I am happy to report that I feel so content to have my time for myself that it has been a great and welcomed change.
God knows I have felt stuck for a while now, and even more, after my past break up where things seemed to be so great and then… nothing.
Such an odd feeling.
This time alone is coming in handy and just at the right time.
Yes, I will miss my friends and having them close by but I will meet new people and hopefully make some new friends.
For now, I am content enjoying my time getting into a routine, furnishing my apartment, and just building new habits.
This is what I have been wanting for a while and it finally happened. I already love all the changes that have happened, starting with my new job and new city, and most importantly trusting in the Universe and all the opportunities I have been given.