Eric and I have been settled in the same apartment in San Francisco for the last 3 years; I’ve been working, he’s been in school. A little over a month ago we got some shocking/terrifying/exciting news, and now my entire life is in a state of transition. . Eric got accepted into a fairly intense study abroad program where he’ll attend school for a semester and then work at an internship for a total of about 9 months… in China. And I’m going with him.
We’re Moving To China!
Flying across the world is a daunting prospect, but I’m taking it day by day and preparing my mind to work hard towards my ultimate goals… ah, who am I kidding? I’m freaking the EFF out about EVERYTHING. I’m leaving my job, the city I’ve called home for the last few years, and everyone I’ve ever known for a country I’ve never seen, hell, a continent I’ve never seen! While it’s hard to leave everything behind and deal with the residual anxiety, I take great comfort in the fact that I’ll be with my husband. About 1/3 of our relationship has been long distance and frankly we’re over it. We’re in our 20s, we don’t have kids, daily life has been feeling a little mundane… I may be mistaken, but those sound like 3 signs we’re due for an adventure. I’m not sure where this path will take us, but the feeling of the unknown is strangely exhilarating.
As newlyweds, the immediate social pressure is to start having kids, but that’s simply not right for everyone. If you’ve ever considered moving abroad, making a career change, going back to school, or something else your family thinks is crazy – go with your gut! You’ve got a loving partner by your side to support you, and there’s something about getting married that marks a new phase of life. This big life change is a great excuse to continue following your heart in the direction you think your life should go.
Stay tuned, because as a reader of La Vie Sans Peur you’re coming along for my adventures in China! Expect posts about travel, food, anxiety, and amateur photography (haha… seriously though, that camera has a lot of buttons).
Thanks for reading – talk to you soon 🙂
Wedding photo pictured above by Alec O’Grady Photography
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