Overwhelmed.

Oh my goodness – Well, this is my first post from my new home. My dad and I left Friday night around 6pm, my car was stuffed to the brim with everything that I thought I might need on this new journey. We travelled pretty quickly down I-5, at about 2:30 in the morning we decided to take a nap at a rest stop in Northern California. We slept for about 2.5 hours then headed out again. Filling the car with gas and stopping for the restroom as needed. We got here about 24 hours after we started. Nothing exciting to speak of on the trip down, which I’m so thankful for!

I have to say, the last week has been so overwhelming on so many levels… The love that has been poured out has been something that I really didn’t expect, so many people that love me and will miss me at home, BUT at the same time so excited for my future. I couldn’t ask for better people in my life as I was sent off with love and a huge backing. Thank you to all of you that have helped me have the courage to take these steps toward my future. I realize now that I couldn’t have done it without all of you!

I have also been so overwhelmed with the emotions that come with this kind of move. I took moments to just take in the life that I was leaving behind. There are so many different places with so many memories attached to them in Poulsbo, so many of those places will hold a special place in my heart. Many things and people will be missed, but I’m excited to make new memories and new friends as well!

Here I go! I’m living in California, learning a new city and on the hunt for a job!

Thank you all for everything!

Love,
Natalie

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FAQ

So there are lots of little questions that people want answered, here you go!

When are you leaving?
I’m leaving Friday, September 27. It’ll be my last day of work then I’ll hit the road with my dad.

How are you getting down there?
Just taking my car, most of my “big” stuff is down there. I got it on a moving truck that went down mid-August and haven’t had my nice new comfy bed since! I’ll load as much as I can in my car and leave the rest to be shipped or if it isn’t really necessary it’ll stay here as well!

Why?
See previous post

Do you have a job?
Nope

What kind of job are you looking for?
As of now, something that will pay the bills! Most of my experience is in admin work, but I’m willing to do anything! (I did pizza delivery for 9 months once!)

Do you have a place to live?
Yes, I’ll be sharing a townhouse with Jesse and Morgin Records. They also happen to be really good friends, so I have a social life built-in too!

Do you have a church?
Not yet, gotta check out some places before I make that call!

How long are you staying?
I don’t know, I have a year-long lease right now – we’ll go from there once it is up!

Will you come visit?
Of course! My parents still live here, so I’ll try and make it home for some Holidays when I can and also just to say “Hi” to everyone as my job allows me!

That’s what I have right now, feel free to leave questions in the comments and I’ll answer them the best I can!

Into the Unknown

It has been a while since I’ve done any blogging, but I feel like change always drives me to write down my thoughts. I’m in the midst of a huge leap of faith. I know that many people may not understand what I’m doing, but I have to do what I feel God is asking me to. Here’s the story…

In 5 days I’m headed down to Azusa, CA to start a new adventure. I’m not going to school (yet), I don’t have a job (yet) but I do have a place to live and some amazing friends that have invited me to come and share a townhouse with. I feel like I should be much more nervous, but I’m not. I have such a peace and excitement for what God has for me. He is my provider and He has always had my back. I’ve asked myself many times “what’s the worst that could happen?” Nothing really is that bad that is going to stop my from following what I feel is a clear call from God to go.

I’m headed South and I’m so excited, God has a plan and I’m not quite privy to what that is yet, but I know that he’ll give me bits and pieces and He feels necessary – and I’m ok with that. I’ve often felt that He had big plans for me, but I’ve grown comfortable where I am. Comfortable in my job, in my home and just in my life. I’m ready to live out what God has for me and I’m willing to do whatever He asks of me.

There isn’t much of a story to how it all came about. The idea came up jokingly, but it piqued my interest. Through a series of confirmations and I’d say the most important one coming from my mom one day while we were on vacation. She just said, “Why don’t you just move down there with them?!” I told her, I had actually been thinking about it, but not sure if I should bring it up. So, with that I started taking steps to making this happen. With crummy health and an eventual surgery on August 16, plans were put on hold until I could heal completely. I know that God has been working through this all.

This comes as a surprise to many, but to anyone that knows me, knows that I listen to his voice and I follow. They know that I’m always up for an adventure with God. He has always encouraged me to jump off the cliff while yelling “Geronimo!” So here I go, jumping into the unknown with God by my side.