I'M MOVING!

Yep, you read that right. I’m moving! Across the nation. This Texan is heading to Ohio y’all!

But why though? Glad you asked!

As most of you know, I graduated from Texas Tech in December of 2016 with a degree in Electronic Media. I had already taken the LSAT in September and did fairly well. It was all set really until I didn’t want it anymore. 

Crazy huh? 

Here I was, spending months studying for a life-altering test, having my dad shell out Lord knows how much for a prep course and for the actual test, and I didn’t want to pursue it anymore. 

I was really stupid, I know. 

Long story short, I came full circle and decided What the Heck, I already took the test, might as well apply to some schools; see if I get into at least one. 

I was accepted into 8/12 of the schools I applied to! My mind was absolutely blown away. The effort I put into my applications and the months of studying finally felt well worth it. This wasn’t an easy process in the least (more on that later).

I had options now! I got to choose where I would continue my journey. But I couldn’t help but feel like having too many options was worse than having none. What if I made the wrong choice and ended up with regretting it?

After much deliberation and an incredible amount of praying, I made the decision to take a huge leap of faith and trust in the Lord’s plan for me. 

Friends, I’m going to Columbus, Ohio! I move in about 3 weeks and let me tell you, I have nothing prepared. 

Everyone keeps asking me how I feel about moving, and honestly, it hasn’t hit me until very recently. Nostalgia is present in every aspect of my life now. I find myself trying to load up on memories with friends/ family before I leave. I’ve learned the ‘Cherish every moment you have with the ones you love because you never know when it’ll be your last’ lesson the hard way. 

My entire life, I’ve never lived away from my family. Every high and low of my life, they’ve been present for it. And it's not like I’m moving somewhere in Texas. No, I’m going clear across the country. It's a huge step for me, and I’d be lying if I said I’m perfectly fine with it all. 

I’m freaking out! But in a good way (ha!). I’m thrilled about moving to a big city, sad that I’ll be leaving my home, nervous about law school classes - really any emotion on the emotional spectrum, I’m feeling it all at once. It's exhausting! 

That's where this little blog comes into play! These next 3 years will no doubt be the most challenging and uncomfortable years of my entire life, but I want to treasure every moment of it. So I’ll be documenting it, here! Not only for myself but to stay in touch with the people that mean the most to me. A little place where, no matter how far in distance, I can still feel connected to my loved ones back home. 

This is a place for all of us! It would mean the world to me to hear from you too; leave a little comment here and there, keep me updated on the adventures in your life (: 

So let's give it a go!

-Melli