Well it looks like the cat is out of the bag and I’m too pumped to brush it off any longer. For those who don’t know, which is almost all of you (because for once I chose not to over share), I am back in the States. Back from Australia. And to top it off, back with my Southwest Family. Back with those who accepted me two years ago when I just started navigating the waters of “adulthood” and those who supported me last year when I made the decision to wander. Back with those who dared to root for me one more time. With those who continued to have faith in me. And who opened their arms and welcomed me home.
But this time is different. This time feels like uncharted territory. A new normal. Because this time I’ve come back grounded. Confident. Ready. I feel recharged and revamped. Loving myself stronger. Running at life with maximum speed. Finding a sense of calm in mass disruption. Enjoying those around me more vibrantly than before. And jumping head first into the driven individual I always knew I could be. But no longer is it a could be, but rather a will be. I don’t know if I’ve ever felt this strong.
From Australia to Southwest to Orangetheory to Texas to sleeping on a couch, I know there are many questions. Many are wondering why I came back and how I made the choice and I promise I am writing that out currently. But this choice was my own and my own only. So when making what some would call a semi life changing decision, I didn’t ask for the opinions of others or want to share it with the masses. I didn’t look for words of affirmation or a devils advocate. This time, for the first time in my life, I chose not to be influenced by others. I chose not to doubt nor to speculate but to listen. Listen to my desires. My dreams. And ultimately my gut. And because I did this in true Maggie fashion, I can’t help but believe that this chapter is gonna be my biggest one yet. And I’m so excited to be here!