The Best Attitude

**Enjoy some of my favorite photos from my first 3 months of living here.

Moving to California has been the best and hardest thing I have ever done in my life. While opportunity is endless and moving into the unknown and away from everything familiar has completely changed my perspective on life, it also comes with a price. The price of financial hardship, the price off starting all over and having to network my way to the top, the price of taking 5 steps backwards so I can eventually take 10 steps forward.

The biggest characteristic I have developed from all of this is gratitude. Now, I have always been a grateful person but I am talking about gratitude on another level. You know, that I really want to go out to dinner this Saturday but I can't afford it so I'm going to stay in and eat my ramen and be grateful I'm not going to bed hungry type of gratitude. That I'm still living paycheck to paycheck but at least I'm not behind on rent type of gratitude. I've learned to have gratitude in the smallest of things. I also realized that hard times are temporary as long as you do the work on your end to ensure it. I also learned that as long as we do our part, while we don't always realize it, God will never take us out of a situation and not put us in a better one. Through everything I have experienced thus far since moving here I have definitely developed an attitude of gratitude.

Love, Life, & Light

Trying to Live in my Dreams,