I would visit an apartment in Sausalito that day and really liked it but the cost was too high and I didn't feel like being strapped down to a high rent payment. I dropped some things off at my storage unit and watched the final game of the San Francisco Giants regular season at the local pub.
I heard back today from the man who had a room for rent that I was really interested in. He told me that his current tenant who had initially planned to move October 1st was now staying until November 1st. I was really disappointed because I was ready for a more permanent home as I had been bouncing around for the last six months.
I decided that day that I would go down to Southern California for a while, spend time in my favourite places, Santa Monica for a couple weeks and then San Diego for a couple weeks. I would then come back to the Bay Area and move into the room on November 1st.
Well, the universe had other ideas.
Something happened during my time in Santa Monica that completely shifted the course of my journey. All of the sudden I thought, "you know, I think I could live here". The moment that thought came to my mind, my vibration shifted and I set a new course for myself and my life. For the first time in the last decade I wasn't tied to a life in Sausalito. I accepted the possibility of something new. I surrendered to my soul's calling for a change of scenery, a new beginning. I didn't understand the pull, but I didn't resist it. I just opened up to the unknown and allowed what would happen to just happen.
I look back now, one year later and it was the BEST decision I ever made. My biggest career dreams have come true - TWO #1 International Bestselling books, AMAZING friends and new colleagues that support my work as a transformational author, and a beautiful man who has made me happier than I could have ever imagined. Having someone to share my life with has been the most precious gift. We've grown together this last year and had our ups and downs, but through it all, I realized how blessed I was to find someone who loved me for just being ME.
I now look at this NEW life I've created and I'm so excited about what the future holds. I have NEW dreams, BIG dreams and have found my calling to serve other writers and artists. I wake up each morning and do my gratitude session before rising. This has become a daily ritual for the last couple of years, and it's so powerful. Each day is a blessing, each moment a gift. As I wrote in my journal a year ago, here's to an AMAZING OCTOBER! :)