Ever feel like you're meant to live somewhere else?
"I can't explain it. I just feel like it's where I need to be."
"You know we'll be starting over. Are you really ready for that?"
It's the same conversation I've had with my husband for the umpteenth time… moving across the country to San Francisco.
Logically, I knew relocating to a new city didn’t make sense. We already had a support system, established careers and homes in our hometown of Washington, D.C.
And yet, I couldn't get out of my mind the idea of living in the city by the bay.
Have you ever felt like you belonged somewhere else? Another city that is your dream location?
Maybe it’s the weather, culture, food, or activities that seem to suit you better.
Maybe it's the promise of new opportunities and the excitement of a fresh start.
Whatever is drawing you towards it, I can tell you that the tug doesn't go away.
And for good reason.
The city you live in plays a role in whether you feel free to thrive or stunted in your growth.
Cities differ in their sizes, density, population composition, jobs, culture, etc., but they also have an energy to them that may or may not feel in alignment with you.
Just as there are some cities you feel drawn to, there are others you have no desire to visit or live in.
For example, Sedona, famous for its vortexes created from spiraling spiritual energy, is a popular location for many people interested in deepening their spirituality.
If you feel called to move to a different city, not only are you drawn to the energy of that city, but it’s also a sign that you're ready for the next phase of your growth and evolution.
For me, finally moving to San Francisco opened new doors for my business to grow, friendships and connections to appear and opportunities show up that wouldn't have otherwise.
And it was only the beginning. What I thought was an ultimate dream ended up being a stepping stone to us moving to San Diego, and who knows where we might be led next.
If you feel called to move to a new place, trust the urge and know that making this bold change is likely the first of many changes to come that will catapult you to the next stage of your life.
So where is your dream location? Where do you feel the urge to live? Leave a comment below and let me know!