Home at Last, the big move!

My grueling weekend of stressful moving and transport has come to an end, and on Saturday night I arrived at my new humble abode. My experience so far has been nothing but positive: I adore the house, it has a great little patio with a view of the ocean, and you can hear the waves crashing and smell the sea breeze all through the place. I’m a beach girl, born and raised in sunny California, so I simply adore being literally right on the beach. I only have to walk a block, and bam ocean! So awesome.

With beach comes hunting for shells – our land lord said it’s a gold mine of shells on the shore, and I can’t wait to go explore and find some to incorporate into jewelry pieces.

It’s hard to say everything I love in text honestly. I have my own room again (woo!) and have been recording stuff here already. You can find my first song I’ve done in my new home here – just so nice to have the freedom of singing without having someone have to come in and use the bathroom…the bathroom was in the master bedroom in my hotel, I wasn’t just singing in the shower XD but yeah, have lots of privacy, and for an introvert like me, I’ve missed it so! We moved to a small, seaside town and it’s just so chill and relaxed and everyone is so nice, it’s way out of the usual norm of the hustle and bustle of Chula Vista and honestly is a great change – gives us time to think, regroup, and work our businesses yay! Now to stop getting tooo relaxed by the waves and ocean breeze and get to work but aaah it’s just so calming zzz.

I’m really proud of what me and my family accomplished with the move. We had no outside help, just the three of us, and it was difficult, sure. We all got up at 4 AM on Saturday to both move all of our things into a storage facility, then get down to our new house. Took longer than expected, but I think we made a lot of good choices to cut down our stress levels in the end. Instead of trying to handle a giant truck, my Mom rented a pickup and we took things to storage in three trips. Instead of taking public transit down to the place, and stressing ourselves out with our luggage and our tired booties, we decided to take a cab. It cost more money, sure, but what we saved in our sanity was worth it – took us one hour to get there instead of the usual three or four on public transit!

So far, we’ve just been getting acclimated to the area. We went to the nearby mall and have been walking around the local haunts of the community. So far it seems super nice and I can’t wait to explore more!

I have to work all the kinks out for podcasting – I really want to talk about this, but have been debating how to go about it. I wanted to have an episode done before this post, so if I don’t I apologize! I will definitely have an episode up before the end of the week and link it here when I do 

So that has been my crazy hectic weekend. How was yours


New Adventures, Ahoy!

Have you ever gotten to a point in life where you have so many aspirations, so many plans for yourself that your current situation just aren’t fulfilling? Where in order to do what you really want, sacrifices have to be made whether they be financial, or by thinking outside the box. That’s me, and my family right now. We had an apartment fire in January and it’s been a struggle getting back on our feet ever since. We’ve been over paying, and staying in a hotel for five months and it’s been a struggle that’s taken a toll on all of us. So…we all decided to think outside the box and move somewhere we wouldn’t normally think of moving. Honestly? I’m excited! It’s a beautiful house on the beach and the rent is what we were looking for – we’ll be able to save while we’re there, while simultaneously save money and build our businesses – which I plan to do! I’m really anxious to get there and start working on all of my crafting, my internet businesses, and overall build our brand as a family. I’m holding out on where the location will be for now, because I have plans to vlog about the experience so I have a little journal chronicling the journey.

I have so many things I want to do there I have to write it down haha. Like, I feel like the opportunities are endless, just moving to this new area and all we have to do is be creative and push forward. It’s going to be such a fun adventure living in an area I never have before!

Things I plan to do:
Take advantage of living so close to the beach – actually walk (gasp) and go out more.
Figure out the terrain – get my Mom to show me around, then shadow me so I don’t feel so nervous about going around the general area. A fear I always have I have never fought through.
At least try some crafts I have wanted to do – sewing, cooking/baking, maybe soap or lotion making? Seems so scattered but I need to get all of this out of my system!
Start recording again W00T!! I’ll have my own room, and not only that, but I’ll have a room that does not house the only bathroom, so I’ll have full on privacy when I want to record lines and songs and aaaah I’ll have my own solitary recording space again EEE!
Just soak in the atmosphere – there’s horseback riding nearby I really, really want to do (I used to ride as a kid and stopped, have always wanted to pick it up again)

Aaaand I think that’s it…for now XD we’ll see when I actually get there. But yeah couldn’t be more excited for this week to be over, and for us to be in our new place!

New adventures, ahoy!