A few months back, I was really finding myself in your typical, cliche, quarter life crisis. I have an amazing family, fabulous friends, stable job – but something was missing. Sure, I was content but was I truly happy? I was watching this world pass me by and constantly finding myself saying “I’m so jealous of ___ (insert name here)” or “That seems so cool! I wish I could do that” when finally it brought me back to this little video clip my very best gf had sent me on a whim a couple months prior, and it always stuck with me. Now, this may be a little unexpected, but if you haven’t seen Steve Harvey: jump – please listen to me and get on YouTube right now. Everybody’s favorite funny guy shows us his serious side as he goes on to explain how we each have this one and only life for a reason and it should be lived to the fullest. You have to listen to yourself and find your gift, what drives your passion, what makes your soul smile. Whatever that is, figure that out and do it. That’s when it hit me. Why sit back and watch the show when you have the ability to change the outcome? More importantly, why be “jealous” of someone else’s life when you could go out and make that your reality? Ready, set, GO!
Positivity is a very powerful source. If you believe it, you can achieve it. And just when you least expect it, sometimes life has a funny way of working itself out. Well, that was definitely the case for me when a few weeks ago, I made the decision to start the next chapter of my life out in LA. Y’all knew I fell in love with everything about the place; weather, culture, food, people, the list goes on and on. I thought I could tuck that away somewhere and just deem the City of Angels my #1 vaca spot, but my gut knew that wouldn’t be enough. So when the opportunity happened to present itself, the only word I could hear in my head was “jump”.
Although I am leaving many great things behind, I am beyond excited to share this news with you guys knowing full well, that there are so many more incredible things ahead. We all have the opportunity to choose our own journey in this life and follow our hearts to what feels right. I still have plenty to figure out, but I definitely take comfort knowing I am on the right track. You better believe there is lots in store for this girl’s future.
Not to worry, BALM ain’t going anywhere. Starting in a couple of weeks we may be bicoastal, but I’m already doing my best to get Kara veryyy familiar with LAX.