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  • Julianna Sweeney

Last Month Living At Home Recap

Growing up is wild.

In the span of a few short years, or less, everything you ever knew changes. I've found that my brain doesn't always do so well with the comprehension aspect of change. I'm really good at adapting, but the processing piece is always on a bit of a lag for me.

From exploring parts of this beautiful country I never had before, to conquering my fear of flying, to starting a blog, to exploring a business venture, to growing closer to my family, to doing long distance on expert mode, to getting engaged, to moving out of my childhood home thousands of miles away - it's all been a bit overwhelming.

I've felt immensely happy, stressed out, joyful, sad, excited, confident, insecure and so many other emotions in such a short amount of time. There's been a lot that I've been able to accomplish to the ability that I wanted and a lot more that I wasn't even able to touch. And then there's the daunting list of things we still have yet to do...

I have to say, though, I've never felt so much growth in my entire life.

Never in a million years would I have expected that I would want to move to California, nor that I would ever be able to and yet here we are. We make plans and God laughs. It's amazing how much bigger and better his plans are than ours and how much we are able to accomplish when we surrender to his will.

Although this past month was about packing and preparing for this next season of our journey, it was more importantly about spending quality time with the people in the environment that supported this growth. I know this move isn't about "goodbye" as much as it is "see ya later," but that doesn't necessarily make it all the more easy. I'm beyond blessed for all of the support of family and friends and all of the situations, good and bad, who have molded me into the person I am today.

It's weird to know that my official residence is not back in Jersey with my dad and my brother and my sister (you can take the girl out of Jersey but you can't take the Jersey out of the girl ;). It's even stranger to think that I'm gonna be a California resident soon enough (although, knowing the DMV I probably still have a decent amount of time lol), but knowing that I get to embark on this next adventure with my best friend right by my side is the biggest blessing.

Here's to everything God has in store for this next season of life!

Sending love and gratitude,


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