I’m Moving On…

by Cathy on June 23, 2016

Goodbye New York...

 

I have missed you, my lovelies,

I’ve had a lot of changes in my life over the last few months. The most significant one being the end of my 17 year marriage in September.

I’ve spent the last few months processing my feelings because while it was time for the relationship to come to an end it was still a very difficult thing to do.

The upside of endings is that they’re a window into new beginnings.

Many of you are aware that it has been my dream to live in California.

And now I am finally free to pursue that dream.

I’ll be moving from New York to Los Angeles at the end of this month.

I have fantasized about this for suc

h a long time that a part of me can’t believe it’s really happening.

But it is.

I am starting a new chapter in the place I’ve dreamed of living and I could not be more excited.

What’s been really interesting in this process is telling other people about what I’m doing and seeing their reaction. Whether they’re close friends or someone I just met—they have all had a similar response: they are totally excited for me, think it’s a great idea, and are slightly (some more than others) envious.

It’s that thing about fresh starts…

They’re really seductive.

The other response I’ve gotten across the board is that everyone says how brave it is.

And I believe that’s true.

It’s a huge undertaking to move myself, my dog and my business across the country and if there’s any part of me that wanted to take the easy way out and just not do it or postpone it, all I need to do is think about my 18 year old self and I’m reminded why I have to see this through.

New York City Here I Come

I moved into Manhattan right after I graduated High School to go to college.

I went to NYU and as soon as I stepped foot on that campus, I knew I wanted to get an apartment in the Village. The only problem was that I already had a rent controlled apartment on the Upper East Side.

My limited thinking told me that I wouldn’t be able to find something comparable to the space I had or that I might end up with horrible neighbors and regret giving up my situation.

So I stayed in that apartment on the Upper East Side even though I desperately wanted to live in the village.

I lived there for 18 long years.

I look back now and all I can say is, ‘what was I thinking?’

Why didn’t I just move?

I believe it’s the same reason I stayed in a marriage that was over a long time ago.

Fear of the unknown.

And so, in addition to making this move for all the reasons I want to make it, I’m also doing it for her.

My 18 year old self.

The one who felt stuck and powerless

The one who felt she didn’t have a choice.

The one who thought she just had to accept what life gives you

On Thursday, June 30t, I will load my belongings and my dog into my car and my friend Nanette and I will drive to California.

This dream has been with me for a long time.

“And the time came when the risk of staying tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” – Anais Nin

The good news is I’m taking you all with me.

I’ll be video taping all of it along with my arrival in the promised land 🙂

I will be sending out the videos that I can upload easily in my newsletters (no guarantee on that one). If you’d like to be sure to join my road trip then friend me on Facebook and you’ll get to see it broadcast on Facebook Live*

What desire are you harboring that you need to say YES to?

Wishing you YESES to all that’s for your highest and best.

Big Love,
Cathy

*What is Facebook Live?
It’s live streaming video. If we’re friends on FB then my posts will show up in your newsfeed and so will my live videos which means you’ll be able to comment while I’m broadcasting and I’ll be able to talk back to you.

All you need to do is “friend me” and when I’m making a video it will show up in your newsfeed.

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  • genie king

    cathy, i’m so happy for you. i know from experience how hard it is to break up a marriage especially when the person you’re leaving is not a bad person. then to top it off and move across country_it’s the best yet!!! the feeling of a new beginning and the excitement of being free is undescribable. best of luck in everything you do. love, genie

  • Susanna Grace

    Wishing you strong roots and bright new shoots as you transplant yourself, Cathy! Thanks for sharing. Holding happy space for you. <3 xx

  • Thanks so much Genie. I’ve already gotten in touch with Justin Ross so we’ll be getting together after I get settled. I’ll keep you posted.

  • Thanks so much Susanna!

  • Robin Zucker

    Cathy, you deserve this and I know you will make a wonderful new beginning! Your advice and counsel has proved right and true over time !and I have always been grateful. Blessings and safe travels!

  • Monique Lusse

    woohoo! So excited for you. Welcome to California in July. Safe travels and so glad we’ll be in the same time zone. I’m up in Santa Cruz. not exactly next door, but not a continent away any more!

  • Thank you so much Robin–I appreciate your kind words. Wishing you all the best also. xoxo

  • Monique–I’ll be going back and forth to the bay area for Thrive so we will for sure see each other. I’ll be in San Jose in August. When I get settled I’ll get in touch and we will make a plan. YAY!!!!

  • Paula Bobb

    HOORAY! I’m so happy for you and inspired at the same time! I wish you all the best…. you already are exuding such wonderful positive confidence and energy! I look forward to your journey and hearing more!

  • Thanks so much Paula. I know I owe you a phone call. Hopefully we’ll connect soon.

  • Jill Hoffman

    Congrats, Cathy! You’re right…I am envious 🙂 You are one brave woman. Best of luck and keep in touch!

  • Woohooo!!! So excited for you 🙂 Can’t wait to see your videos… Wishing you a safe, fun and smooth journey cross-country, and everything perfectly aligned for you upon arrival <3

  • Thanks so much Keena-yeah, those videos should be very interesting 🙂

  • Thanks Jill! I will definitely be in touch and be back in NY in the Spring for GROW.

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