Can Bourbon Be a Sign? A Lesson in Trusting the Universe
In the midst of making one of the biggest changes of my life, making the move from my all-my-life home town in Upstate, New York to an adorable suburb outside of Charlotte, NC, I'm fluctuating between Trump-level confidence about it mixed in with melt downs that best resemble a guest on the talk show, Maury. After listening to an astrology report that not only explained what was happening in the planets and how it may affect us, but deeply nailing all of the questions that have been circulating for me, I freaked the eff out.
How will it go? Will I hate it? Will my business fail? Will I make friends? I panicked. Totally fucking panicked. I first cried to my husband, who's too excited to get my fears. I then cried to my yoga mat...who totally understood but offered no real advice. I then called my sister-in-law who actually lives in South Carolina.
Sometimes the unknowns can be circulating rapidly around our skulls, stripping away any hint of security. It's scary walking into a part of your life you've never seen before. How will it feel? Can I handle it? You truly won't know until you get there AND get past the uncomfortable energy of change. But for now, per my sister-in-law's request, you have to take it one day at a time. Focus on what you can get done. Focus on what you can build. And find things to look forward to the future. (Thanks, Tonya)
After a thorough talk down from the ledge I was balancing on, I was feeling more calm. I realized the website I had clicked on prior to my phone call was a list of the Top 5 Most Anticipated Bar/Restaurant openings for Charlotte. If you know me, you know I am an 80-year-old man stuck in a 31-year-old woman's body. I love bourbon, like, a lot.
At the top of the list was Crunkleton's named after famous bartender, Gary Crunkleton. Crunkleton's was named one of the Top 5 Bourbon Bars in the South and is officially opening their second location in Charlotte - get this - in November (The month I move).
If bourbon bars aren't a sign of reassurance, I don't know what is.
Signs supporting your decision come in both big and subtle ways, sometimes its a quick little snippet of what you can look forward to, or a reminder that this could actually be the best decision you've ever made. Keep an eye out for reminders. Invite in signs. Beg for one if you have to, then watch the magic roll in.
I'll drink to that!