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Life is a Journey

Almost two years ago, we left NYC and moved across the country to Venice Beach! Not sure what has taken me so long to talk about this fun adventure we chose to take... It sure has been a wild and fun ride though! Since moving here, we planned a wedding, faced two periods of unemployment, got married, took our honeymoon to Maui and Kauai, and decided to take our lives and futures into our own hands.

This post will be dedicated to our decision to take a leap and move to Los Angeles. First, we just decided to jump and live a more laid back and nature filled life... without the promise of a job! How scary and exhilarating!! We made the decision when we wanted to go hiking one morning in NYC and it took us two whole hours just to get out of the city. A few days later we watched a documentary called When the Iron Bird Flies (amazing film and well worth your time!!) and decided that we were not living our truths and decided right then and there that we needed to escape the concrete jungle, move to the West Coast and enjoy some of the beautiful outdoors that this gorgeous country has to offer. We did move and faced over three months of unemployment which both tested and strengthened our relationship. It is really interesting for me to look back on that time and remember all of our emotions. We were so scared that we may have made the wrong choice and that LA was trying to tell us to turn around. But we stuck it out and kept trying and eventually the job and the money came and we were comfortable and able to start actually enjoying every moment.

For those that have not been to Venice Beach before, it is truly a magical place. It is so unlike the pretentious reputation so prevalent for Los Angeles and truly relaxed and welcoming. The number of delicious restaurants and cute yoga studios and shops are astounding.  It feels like a real community here and so close to all of the superb hiking trails in the Santa Monica mountains.
Hiking with Josh and Ollie in Malibu

We have some pretty exciting plans in the works but we must keep these on the down low for the time being. I hope you can understand. I want to say so much more but I am making a promise to you and myself now that I will write posts dedicated to each of these fun experiences over the coming months.

Love and Light

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