Bella And Another City: Moving To Austin Y’all!


I know this may come as a shock to you, hell, even I’m in shock. But I have been wanting a change of pace and everything I’m going through has led me to this decision to move from Dallas to Austin. I’m not a stranger to taking risks and for the past 3 years I have struggled and humbled myself to moving back with my parents. When I’ve taken into account how I’ve struggled to even find a good paying job and my life has hit an all time low, now it’s the time to act and not stay in the same place.

So me and my doggie, Monroe, are moving to Austin! First stop is San Antonio, then moving to Austin on June 20th. Why San Antonio? Well, that’s where my friend Roman lives. I’ve known him since college and we go way back. He’s currently living in SA and then moving to Austin. Now, I thought about staying put until he moves to Austin, but the longer I stay in Dallas, the less money I make. A girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do.

Me and Roman

I just love him! He’s my gay BFF. Every girl has one and he’s mine. We always used to dress up for Halloween and I can’t wait to get to do that again this year with him. He has 2 dogs and so we’re gonna have an apartment full of happy dogs! I can’t wait to get to walk them and explore this new city together. We’re even thinking of doing a vlog on YouTube sharing our first 100 days in Austin. Eek! I am just so excited and full of gratitude.

Roman came through for me when I least expected it. He has such a big heart and even though we lost touch the past 3 years, the fact that’s he’s there for me now shows me that he’s a true friend. He’s given me that emotional support that I so badly needed. When I told him what was going on, he was like, “You don’t even need to ask. Of course, I’ll help you, we’ll figure it out”. Now that’s a true man right there! He’s so amazing.

Why I’m leaving Dallas

I’ve been living in Dallas for 23 years and I have never left. All of my friends moved away from Dallas and there’s not much left here for me, not even a job. So after a year of living with my parents and no job opportunities, even though I looked and worked some odd jobs, I was still in the same rut. Hitting rock bottom is where I have been and it’s time to finally get back up.

There’s also no one holding me back. I’m single, no kids and the world is my oyster.

What’s crazy is that I won’t even throw a going away party because there’s not really anyone here to attend. It’s that bad. But I have a handful of people that want to see me before I leave so I’ll meet with them in the next few days.

When I’m moving

Next Wednesday is the big day. End of May and I’m taking my suitcase, my dog and my crazy ass to San Antonio.

My plan is to work from home this way I get to save on gas, watch the dogs and save my money so that I can get my finances in order. I’m excited and scared, but I trust God has me in his hands and he’s paving the way for me so I’m going with the flow and trusting him as I leap on this new adventure.

I’m not going to listen to people if they tell me I’m making a mistake. My parents are supportive of my decision, they know I’m a go getter and always survive whatever obstacles that come my way and I believe in myself most of all. It reminds me of my mom when she made the decision to move to the US by herself and her two kids with only a job and an apartment. But she did it. She stepped outside her comfort zone and killed it. I want to do the same and step outside of my comfort zone.

I owe it to myself to do something I’ve never done before. It’s not my job to have it all figured out, I will figure it out as I go. If I sit here and try to figure it out, I’ll freak myself out and punk out. That’s not productive. I much rather take this chance and know that the rest will work itself out. This may be spur of the moment, but life changes and you gotta change with it. We are not promised tomorrow (as you hear of these horrible bombings going on around our world) and I want to grab life by the horns and live it out on my own terms. That’s what a girlboss does!

So get ready y’all because my life is really going to be quite the rollercoaster. I don’t expect it to be perfect, but I’m so optimistic and excited that I’m making the right decision for me. Happy humpday and the next 7 days up until this move is going to be insane. Here I go, Bella And Another City!