as you're reading this, i'm gathering up the rest of my things + all SIX of my suitcases [plus two carry-ons], heading to midway airport, + saying adios to the city that has my heart. if you've been following along on instagram, then you'll know that I'M MOVING TO CALIFORNIA! i've been a little vague with my exact reasons for the move - today i'm tearing down the walls that held back the truth + getting reeeeeal vulnerable.
when i started this blog, i was a 15 year old high school freshman. i never revealed my age, slightly for safety reasons but mainly because i was embarrassed of my youth. all the bloggers i looked up to were in their twenties + i wanted to give off the same vibe they did as well as target the same audience. i did NOT want to be a "teen blogger". i never said i was older, but i never said i was young. i've been blogging for almost four years now, which makes me just shy of 19. throughout these past four years, i've become insta-friends with so many amazing ladies, but with those friendships came fear --- "what if they get freaked out because there's a 10 year difference between us? what if i lose followers because i'm only 19 + my followers have kids? what if all these friendships stop?" --- you might wonder why my age brought me so much worry, + my answer to that is i don't know. i kind of just assumed that people would be weirded out by a teen blogger. now that the move is actually here, i've decided to cast my anxieties aside + come clean to my readers, followers+ internet friends.
by now you've probably put two + two together. highschool freshman + four years of blogging = college freshman. yep, i'm moving to california for college! i'll be attending azusa pacific university [just outside of LA] studying nursing. i'm super excited + can't wait to share my future adventures with you all! the blog should not change + everything should stay about the same, except for the location i'm posting from :) if you decide that reading a 19 year old's blog + following a 19 year old's social media is not your thang, it's totally fine! thanks for being here! but if you're down, or new here, i'm so thankful + am excited to get to know you even better!
come next monday, i'll be heading to my first college course [at the ripe hour of SEVEN AM --- catch me cryin' :'( ] + starting life as a college student. stick around on here or instagram for glimpses into my adventures. like i said before, i'm so excited + want to thank you all again for even reading this. the thought that people are even interested in what i post. from an airplane in the sky, thank you thank you thank you. see you in cali, friends!!