I Moved to Houston.

Today, March 3rd, marks my one-year Houston-versary!!!

It seems like just yesterday I was scrambling to tell my close friends and family I was leaving, packing up my house and zooming down the highway to start my 30th year of life in a place I’d manifested living for so many years.

Why Houston?

Well, if you know me, you know I’ve always wanted to move to Houston. If we have a message history, go search “Houston” right now. No, but seriously, I’d been speaking this move into existence since I graduated college in 2014. Was I always actively working toward it since 2014? No. Life happened. Within the past three or so years, I got more serious about bringing it to fruition. However, I knew this wasn’t something I could be impulsive about. Houston, for me, is everything I’ve desired in a city since moving from Georgia in 2009. I love the “big city” vibes, the beautiful skyline, the melting pot of people (wealthy, entrepreneurial BLACKITY BLACK folks) and most of all, the culture.

The Move.

The journey was slow and discouraging…until it wasn’t.

I planned to leave Oklahoma in December 2023 without a job because I just wanted to get there already. Patience has never been my strong suit. LOL. Fortunately for me, a job offer came through on my birthday (12/12) and I was ecstatic! It was the perfect start to my 30th year of life until I opened the offer letter and saw the (weak ass) salary they were offering. As badly as I wanted to get to Houston, I refused to be desperate about it and accept just anything. Never mind the fact that Houston is one of the most EXPENSIVE cities to live in. With that alone, I knew there was no possible way I could accept that job and not struggle. It was hard but I ultimately declined the position and went back to the drawing board.

Fast forward a few months to February 2023.

I finally tell my (very supportive) job I’m not leaving Oklahoma after all and I’ve given up on my search. I was defeated and so sick about my move not happening in the timeframe I’d planned. Like I said, patience has never been my strong suit. The same week I told my supervisor I’d given up on moving, I received a call for an interview at my NOW job. It wasn’t long before an offer followed with $20K more than the first offer I’d declined from a different company just a few months earlier. *praise break* LOOK AT GOD! Always on time!

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That was it. My start date was set and my two weeks’ notice had been given. I had a couple of weeks to say my goodbyes, find an apartment, pack my house and prepare for my next chapter in Houston.

Moving Memories.

Reflections.

More than anything, this move was about welcoming new experiences. I wanted to live life outside of my safety net surrounded by family in Oklahoma. This was my opportunity to test my resilience and see what I was made of. I’m sure it goes without saying that moving away from home isn’t easy. Paying my mortgage in OKC, rent in HTX, my daughter’s school tuition and everything else while managing two households in two different states almost took me out, I’m NOT GONNA LIE. A year later, I’m just now settling into my almost-happy medium and now it’s time to move again! LOL. But what matters most is that I’m happy, I’m healthy (too healthy cuz the food is OMG) and I’m making my dreams a reality for me and my tiny human. All in all, I am so, so thankful for my support system (old and new) because none of this would have been possible without their continued encouragement and support. Is Houston my forever home? Idunno. I’m just vibing right now. 😎 Stay tuned!

Love, Destiny. <3

2 thoughts on “I Moved to Houston.”

  1. Many Many Congratulations on this one year anniversary! So excited and happy you continue with moving forward, Congrats again!

    1. Congratulations on conquering one of your life goals and I’m one hundred percent sure your going to complete many more . Now make sure you set them higher each time and keep your foot on the gas πŸ’ͺπŸΎπŸ’―

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