People think that I’m living some kind of fabulous life, well, that couldn’t be anything further than the truth. While I’ve encountered some success, I’ve also dealt with enormous struggle and so I will be doing some journals called “Life in Atlanta”, just so you can see where I’ve been, am currently at, and where I’m headed.
January of 2014, I packed my bags and moved to Atlanta from Jacksonville, Florida. This wasn’t my first time, a previous attempt nearly two years earlier resulted in me moving to Atlanta, and basically moving back home within two months time. In 2012, I honestly wasn’t ready to be an adult. I knew that my life couldn’t go anywhere in Jacksonville, but I just didn’t have the brain power to make it all work. I had a somewhat successful online store, but I couldn’t take care of myself (somewhat of a running theme in life), and so I packed up again and moved back in with my brother.
From the summer of 2012 to January of 2014, I began prepping myself. Spoiled rotten, I humbled myself incredibly to come back to Atlanta. I took a job as a cashier, rode public transportation (a big deal as I’ve had my own car since 16), and put all of my energy into returning. I honestly, and begun to give up on Atlanta until I received a job transfer. I snatched it (the transfer) and packed my clothes and dreams up into my little Chevy Sonic and hit the road.
I remember the first few months of me moving to Atlanta. Sleeping on my cousin’s couch, stuck in traffic from Jonesboro to Dunwoody for 4 hours a day to work 9 hours a day at a job I loathed. Honestly, at that point too I was ready to return home. I never gave up, and I never gave in to my struggle.
Since then, I’ve done some incredible things, met amazing people, gained and lost a couple of good friends, and yes, am still deep into the struggle. I’m writing this right now with $2 in my bank account, but I’m trusting this process.
This is just a little intro into the upcoming set of articles I’ll be writing here in addition to the little shade throwing you all seem to love in separate articles. Give me a couple of days and I’ll have vol. 2 up.