Sorry it has been a month and a half since I last posted while I was in California. There have a been some big time changes since I last posted so I thought I’d share everything. I’m currently sitting in the living room of my first house I bought with nothing in here except my computer and a bag full of my clothes for the next few days. More to come on this later.
Let me rewind a bit to when I was out in California. I spent two days shy of a month out in Oceanside, CA with my sister and niece. It was a nice little vacation that was unexpected after I was laid off from my job in Oklahoma. I took full advantage of being out there too. The Oklahoma City Thunder were on a West Coast road trip so I decided to join them as well. I made stops in LA to catch the Clippers-Thunder game, Oakland for the Warriors-Thunder game and trekked up to Sacramento for the Kings-Thunder game. It was awesome to see so many NBA venues. My dad went to the Clippers game with me, but I was by myself for the rest. I spent two days in San Francisco too and I absolutely fell in love with the place. It was exactly like NYC but on the Pacific Ocean. On my way back down to Oceanside, I took the Pacific Coast Highway. If you ever get a chance to drive that highway, do it. You won’t regret it. It had some breathtaking views.
After spending roughly a month out there, I decided to come back to Oklahoma to figure things out. I knew what I wanted to do so I put the plans in motion and once I did that, I caught a lucky break at the perfect time. I have had my house for sale for 8 months but it was priced a bit high just to see if people would take interest in it and maybe I make a little more money that way. Once I lost my job, I needed to lower the price in order for it to sell. I did and 3 days after being back in OK, I had an offer that I accepted. It was an incredible feeling. Immediately, I began to pack things up and post big items on Craigslist and I even had a garage sale. I literally sold all of my possessions save for a car load and 3 boxes that I have stored at my parents house. You hear about people doing this all the time, but I personally didn’t know anyone who has done what I am doing.
I close on my house tomorrow (Friday, March 9th) at 4pm, 23 months after buying the thing. I have the final walkthrough this afternoon. Everything is out my very first house. It’s definitely weird and it finally hit me this past Monday as to what I was exactly doing. It was weird timing too because it hit me as I was telling my coach at CrossFit that this would be my last week and I needed to cancel my membership.
Anyone who knows me knows that New York City has been my go-to change things up locale. I am completely in love with NYC and everything about it and I always thought that I would end up there one day. It is kind of surprising that I would do exactly what I was hoping to which is just packing my stuff up and moving…. but to the complete opposite side of the country. I have been thinking about it a lot and I think that there are several reasons that I am choosing the West Coast rather than the East. One, it helps that I have a place to crash for a while until I get my feet under me. That’s not all of it though because I had those options in NYC too. I think that a big part of it has been the lifestyle that I’m trying to live and wanting to live. I’ve taken a liking to endurance sports as you know and out west, it’s training season all year long. I’m looking forward to mix things up.
I leave Monday morning with a car load of my possessions, my only ones, and make the journey west to begin a new adventure…..