Hello, and welcome to the second and final (kind of) LA a la Liz post. This column will now be called Seattle a la Liz. Yes, my friends. It is with the heaviest heart, but an excited one as well, that I tell you next week I will be leaving my beloved LA and Hollywood home for sweet Seattle.
It wasn't that long ago that I began shooting up there, meeting new people and becoming part of a very special little community.
// I want to continue fostering those relationships as well as growing my business.
I hope that you'll stick around and walk through this journey with me and for all you Seattle peeps, I can't wait to meet you :) It's going to be an interesting year acclimating to a new city, but I know in my heart that it's time for me to do this.
I'll miss the weather, palm trees and LA culture in general. I'll miss my favorite brunch spots and the way the light hits my room at sunset. It will all be challenging at first. However, being away from my friends and family is going to be the hardest thing of all. I'm so rooted and so connected to the people in my life here and I just can't imagine not having them at arms reach.
It's hard to explain, but for a long time now there has been something stirring inside of me, dying to break out of this cozy little life. It's time to be brave, be risky and jump. I'm going with my gut and following my heart. I want to look back one day and be so glad that I took this leap and chose to believe in myself. I've always said I want to do big things in my life and not just do what feels comfortable. Well, I'm REALLY UNCOMFORTABLE and that's how I know this is going to be really good for me. I'm looking forward to shooting weddings there and discovering new brands to work on lookbooks and content. I'm ready.
Happiness isn't something that just happens to you or that you "find" per se. It's a choice. So, I choose to be happy. Even if that means leaving a life I love and starting a new one. I have a feeling there are great things coming my way that I haven't even dreamt of for myself and I can't wait to share them with you.
I hope you liked all my favorite houses, nooks and crannies that make up my neighborhood. When I reached my favorite spot to see the Hollywood Sign, the sky was perfect and it was almost like she was saying bye to me. I'll miss seeing her every day, but I know we'll be together again in the future.