Irving and I are always talking about how incredible, scary and fun it was to just pick up, leave everything, and drive across the country in search of a new job, a new apartment, a new relationship and a new beginning. We had been dating long distance for over 3 years at that point, and we were totally ready to dive in and start our new lives together…. so without any plan or sure bet, we packed up everything we had, rented a minivan… and headed to California to take us wherever destiny would bring us.
I had just turned 21 and graduated college. I look so young in these pictures. (And Irving looks so cold!) Even Nikki, my dog, was there to see us off!
We had to physically tape some of our items together so they’d all fit. We fit a mini dining room set and a futon bed in there too!
I dont think my dad actually thought we were really going through with this until the last bag was loaded into the car. Pulling out of the driveway was one of the most defining moments in my life!
Here goes nothing…
That was the best Road Trip of my life, we made it across the country in 5 days. It has definitely proven to be the best decision I ever made. It was so rewarding, empowering and exciting to follow my our dream and carve a path for ourselves. Moral of the story? If you have a dream… make it happen. You can not go wrong with following your heart and taking on challenges that may seem unrealistic.
That road trip was 5 years ago, and we’ve since upgraded our mini dining room set and futon. haha