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Choose Different: Why I Moved to Los Angeles

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A few days ago, I was listening to my energy healer and master manifestor, Ty Johnson-Anderson of Rebel Goddess Society Manifestation Ritual Box. She was talking about choosing a different lifestyle. Basically if you don’t like the one you have now, choose a different one. Her message made me think about the thangs I have changed, in order to continue to live the lifestyle I have created so far.

Hell, it wasn’t until I met my Ty (September 2017), I began to really craft the true lifestyle I desired–outside of the obtain a degree and get a career rhetoric.

Before, I was caught in a cycle of what society said was normal and it was never enough for me. Yeah, I got a degree and a corporate job but now what?

For those that don’t know, I started off as an entertainment blogger, in 2012. My site was I Can Repeat It. Within the four years it was public, I interviewed rapper Juicy J, R&B singer Chrisette Michele, entrepreneur & reality star Yandy Smith, LHHATL star Mimi Faust, Lil’ Scrappy, and countless of other celebs.

Eventually, I would move to Atlanta (July 2013) and start a career as an entertainment correspondent, become a regular on TMZ, appear in an epsiode of RHOA (interviewing Kandi Burruss), work wit BET, We TV, and a few more networks to name a few. Then, I became bored.

There are only so many times you can interview the same celeb, so many events you can attend, and so many award shows you can cover, until you feel like you’re back at square one–wanting to do something different, in order to fulfill your desires.

So, I decided to take another leap of faith, just as I had done, when I moved to Atlanta to become a media correspondent. Last September, I moved to LA and it has been THEE best decision of my career, as of late.

In Atlanta, I was tired of being bored and the redundancy. I actually achieved a few intentions of mine–created my own website, interviewed celebs, became a media correspondent, covered BET award shows, wrote for several magazines, and became the go-to woman for celeb news. But, like all things, I evolved. What I was doing wasn’t enough for me. So, I decided to move to LA–no friends, family, or corp career. Just me and my entrepreneurial skills, making it happen one day at a time.

Now, I have been in LA for six months, working as a lifestyle contributor and getting booked for my personality, as a lifestyle influencer. In a couple of weeks, I’m launching my YT channel, dropping my fourth book (Girl. Keep Going.), and one of my major pitches, I presented to the magazine I write for, will debut.

None of this has been easy but it’s very rewarding. My original apartment fell through. So, for almost a month, it was hotels & Air B&B; contracts were being negotiated, during the holidays; relationship ended & ex-boyfriend left and went back to MS; I was depressed for two months. Life seemed a lil’ unbalanced for the first five months I was here. But, I have moved around enough to know that with change time for adjustment and evaluation is needed. Now, six months later, I am thriving.

Had I still been in Atlanta, doing the same ol’, same ol’ I would still be empty and not fulfilling my purpose. Imagine if I would’ve left or given up? The good stuff that’s happening wouldn’t be happening and I would be all out of alignment.

I am lucky enough to have been able to live out a life long dream and then modify it, as I evolved. Not too many people can say they have been able to do that.

From attending and graduating from THEE Jackson State University, working for an ad agency, living in FL, ATL, and LA–I have done every thang I set my mind to do in my 20’s. Now, I have another major milestone to achieve and I am actively working towards, at the age of 31.

Know when it is time to move on from thangs. One day, you’ll wake up and you’ll no longer be fulfilled. No matter what you do, who you talk to, or how many times you take a ‘break,’ you will want a change.

As human beings, we’re designed so intricately. Our bodies tell us, even if we ain’t listening, when it is time to move on.

So, as we enter Spring, give yourself permission to move on. “Choose Different.”

P.S. Ty just launched a subscription box with magickal goodness. I pinky swear… it’ll change yo’ life. Look at me! 🙂

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