When I was little I was terrified of change. I liked things just the way they were and was perfectly content with them staying that way. But in my early years of being a teenager, change came storming through my world, damaging everything in its wake – I had no choice. I had to accept it. In the years that followed, I slowly came to terms with change, eventually reaching a point where it was something I welcomed, embraced, sought out. I started to listen to my instincts, and beyond just listening, I started to trust those instincts. I became incredibly – dangerously? – spontaneous. If my heart, or something deep down in my gut, was telling me to do something, I acted.
Do, instead of dream.
So when something in my soul told me…move to Austin… I listened. I didn’t question it. It was scary, taking a solo trip to find an apartment, and trying to explain to people what I was doing, but it felt so right. I felt alive. I’m excited to make this city a permanent home, at least for a little while. And while I’ve been there many times, I know I’m no local (yet) so I am asking for your advice. What are the places I simply must see, the people I must seek out, the secret spots that make the weird and wonderful heart of Austin beat to its own drum? Let me know in the comments – maybe I’ll even feature it on this here blog (unless of course you want me to keep it a secret, in which case, my lips are sealed).