Here goes nothing. . .

I'm moving to California. I know. . . it's insane. It really overwhelmed me and freaked me out but my vacation turned into a job interview and rushing to find a place to live. Everything fell into place. God's hand has been in this decision so much, it is unbelievable! As I was getting ready to head on vacation, a friend of mine mentioned that she knew a chain of dentist offices that would be happy to hire me. I went and "interviewed" and got the offer. That very night, I was on Craigslist for about 3 or 4 hours searching for a place to live. I was so frustrated as all of them were either way out of my price range, iffy, or living with men. I finally came across a posting for a room in a family home. I called the lady who immediately picked up on my "utah accent" (i didn't even know Utahns could have an accent) and she told me to come check it out the next morning. I arrived to the house and before Suzanne swung the door open, she said "now if you are trying to get away from mormons, then you have come to the wrong place." I stopped dead in my tracks as I saw a picture of a temple hanging on her wall. It was meant to happen. That is no coincident and although I would be happy to live with people who are not of my faith, it makes life easier when you are surrounded by at least a couple of people who live the same lifestyle. I was blown away. It was a beautiful house with a pool and jacuzzi and it was only a 15 minute drive to my job in downtown Ventura. (Pictures to come. . . ) I have pondered it over the past few days and have made my final decision to take this opportunity and run. This is my dream and I am only getting one step closer to it!! I went down to Third street promenade in Santa Monica to watch and talk to the street performers. One guy told me that he averages $800-$900 every time he plays! What the crap??? I plan on performing at least 2 times a month in Santa Monica or somewhere like it in order to save up money and eventually buy an apartment of my own. This is such an amazing opportunity for me and I can't wait to be away from the dreary Utah weather. I just know that God puts these things in our life as a pattern to where we ultimately end up in life. He has given me this opportunity to shine and pursue my dream. It scares the crap out of me but I can't wait to take on the world!

P.S. I live about 10 minutes from the beach so you will all have to come visit me!



Chad and Jordan Wilson said...

JULIE!!! THIS IS THE CRAZIEST THING EVER!!! YOU ARE THE FREAKIN BOMB! everything really did fall together for you and i am so happy for you and mad at you because when am i ever going to hear you again? On the radio? what the heck? I know we dont even really know each other but i really am kinda sad yet so excited for you

J. said...

I'm SO excited for you!! AND PROUD!! AND JEALOUS!!! I have always dreamed of NYC, but I've never had the nerve to make it happen.
Best of luck, and I can't wait to read all about this adventure of yours!

allie said...

i don't even know what to say!!! How perfect is all of this like for real...i'm so excited for you Jules and can't wait to hear how everything plays out. You better be tan all the time though!