My name is Amanda. I am married and have a son. I am originally from Ohio and moved to New England in 2010. I randomly chose to move to New England because I loved the city of Boston and I kept getting signs directing me to move there. Fortunately, I was working for a company that had a location near Boston so I did some research, packed up my SUV, dog, and cat and drove the 730 mile trip with just the paycheck I received the day before.
I originally moved here not only for the city, but I had a love interest in the area. The love interest suddenly made himself unavailable shortly after I moved and I found myself incredibly alone. There were nights that I cried and wondered why I had moved away from all of my family and friends. I literally had no ties to the area, and I was still far away from Boston that I didn’t get to visit often. However, I pressed on and 6 months later I received a promotion and things started looking up. I was able to move out of my room share shortly after that and started to regain a sense of independence. Then I met the man that would become my husband and our life was put on the fast track. Almost two years to the day I had packed up my SUV to find a new life in New England I found myself married and about to give birth to our son.
I am a firm believer of following your heart. If it weren’t for the failed love interest, I would have never moved from Ohio and would have not met my wonderful husband or had our beautiful son. So get out there and follow your dreams!!