Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Switching Coasts...

Today my sister is moving from New York to San Francisco.

I always thought how cool it would be to just pick up and move from one city to another. How cool it would be to experience two of my favorite cities as a resident instead of just a tourist. How cool it would be to say that I lived in both cities.

Here are my pessimistic/realistic ideas:

#1- What a pain it is to move. I have moved four times in the past two years. It bites. Besides that, I had the blessing of a car in which to pack my few belongings and move down the street or even across town. I can't imagine packing all of my stuff up, mailing it across the country, and hoping that nothing breaks, nothing is lost, and nothing is stolen. Getting on a plane with nothing but a suitcase and hoping that all of my possessions will be waiting for me when I get there.

#2- How scary it would be to move to a foreign city. April was born in the bay area and has frequented San Francisco...but I don't know. It's a big change no matter how familiar you are with the area.

After pondering these two ideas I came up with a solution...April is my hero. This is such an enormous change, such a huge adjustment, but she has her head held high and is optimistic. She has this amazing ability to see adventure where I see disaster. She has found clarity where I can only see chaos and unknown. April has such strength and such charisma, probably more that she is aware of. I fully believe that April will take San Francisco by storm as she has already done with New York. I have no doubt that April will find San Francisco to be her calling, her home. I love April because she is who I want to be. I want to have the courage to make a life changing decision and be confident that the choice is right! I want to have the ability to walk into a new city, or even new situation, and come out of it with friends, knowledge, and experiences worth blogging about.

I know this has turned into a blog about how much I admire my sister, and I am glad. I am so proud of her. I am so proud of who she is. I only hope that one day I can move closer to her...maybe San Francisco?

1 comment:

April said...

After a few tears, I have to say thank you for writing this. I wasn't feeling so confident about this move, but I appreciate the encouragement and you could do the same thing if you wanted!

Love you!