I am out of my old life and not yet into the new.   I  was in downtown Los Angeles last week for a photoshoot, my second one  ever, and snapped this photo as I left the parking garage. Classy. I  just passed the 6 month mark of switching coasts after living in New  York my whole life (grew up in Upstate NY and spent the last 7 in NYC).  Lately, some self doubts have crept in as I wonder if I made the right  decision and my impatience - for a new lifestyle, friends, familiarity -  lingers all too close.   Moving to a new city, starting a new  business, family, career path, whatever it is; can be exciting and  thrilling at first. But there comes a point after you've made the leap -  when you're still in that space between one version of yourself and  another - where things get hard. You've shed your old skin but haven't  quite yet settled into the new. I think that's actually the most  interesting and expansive place to be. Sometimes I wonder if it's the  only place to really be. It can be scary, and hard to resist the urge to  turn back, but the real growth happens when you follow through. Flow  forward into the person you're meant to be.

I am out of my old life and not yet into the new.

I was in downtown Los Angeles last week for a photoshoot, my second one ever, and snapped this photo as I left the parking garage. Classy. I just passed the 6 month mark of switching coasts after living in New York my whole life (grew up in Upstate NY and spent the last 7 in NYC). Lately, some self doubts have crept in as I wonder if I made the right decision and my impatience - for a new lifestyle, friends, familiarity - lingers all too close.

Moving to a new city, starting a new business, family, career path, whatever it is; can be exciting and thrilling at first. But there comes a point after you've made the leap - when you're still in that space between one version of yourself and another - where things get hard. You've shed your old skin but haven't quite yet settled into the new. I think that's actually the most interesting and expansive place to be. Sometimes I wonder if it's the only place to really be. It can be scary, and hard to resist the urge to turn back, but the real growth happens when you follow through. Flow forward into the person you're meant to be.

Life by Design was born out of a need for my own self-healing after decades of unresolved illness. It wasn’t until finding the courage to look within that I discovered it was my own belief system holding me back from experiencing a truly thriving life. We all have access to that thriving life. We just need to rediscover our power and ignite the healing-self. Only then can we unapologetically live a life by our own design.