I've lived in Ohio all my life. Although I was born in the city of Cleveland, I'd always considered Dayton to be my true home and I thought I'd spend the rest of my life here. Funny how life throws you all sorts of curve balls and things don't turn out the way you'd expect.
In about a month or so, I'll be moving to Virginia Beach to start a whole new life. My father, sister, brother-in-law, two nieces and nephew live down there, so family is my primary reason for moving. My second niece Ava is 3 and I've never seen her in person, the same goes for my 6 month old nephew, Samuel. Sure, seeing pictures of them is nice, but I'd take seeing them in person any day, the same goes for my dad, sister, and brother-in- law.
The move does have me pretty nervous. Have to find a new place to live, get a new job, familiarize myself with a whole new city. I was scared about moving out on my own 5 and half years ago, but I knew it was something that I had to do. It was a good experience for me. I learned a lot and I'm sure I'll learn some new things in VA Beach. I feel like I need to take a chance and see what else lies in store for me outside of Ohio. It can be kinda tough to make a move like this when you're so used to saying in one place, but sometimes you just have to learn to let go.
It's sorta funny that I'm moving to VA Beach because I've never been to a real beach in my entire life. One of the things I'm looking forward to the most? Seeing the beach.