I’m the type of girl who is “big talk” about picking up and moving to new places. I love adventure, trying new things, meeting people, and living life the way it’s supposed to be lived. But when it comes to actually doing it (which is literally in a few days) I am very much freaking out. LOL. I think if I would’ve just picked up and moved right out of high school, I wouldn’t have been scared for a second. But the anticipation has built up, I have a higher expectation for myself to be successful, and I’m just so used to being home now that this feels like a really big step in my life.
Want to know all that is really running thru my head right now?! Here we go…
EXCITED! Ugh literally I’ve been dreaming of this since I was a little girl. Dreaming of becoming a professional dancer (and now dreams of being an actress in the picture as well). I also can’t wait to live on my own, be independent and do things that I want to do FOR MYSELF. What I’ve really struggled with in these past two years is the fact that I was hardly doing the things I dreamed of doing. I was stuck in this waiting period. It’s all changing now. I’m now moving for ME, living out MY dream, doing the things that I want to be doing. It feels so amazing and exciting.
OVERWHELMED AF. I think I’m very anxious right now because I am staying in an Airbnb the first month and don’t have an actual apartment or lease signed yet. If I already knew where I was living and had everything figured out, I don’t think I’d be as worried. Once that’s all settled, I know it will feel like a big weight is lifted off my shoulders. But not knowing the Atlanta area real well, it felt like I should wait and get there and get a sense of where I want to be. That seems like a great plan, until it hits me that I am moving and have ZERO clue where I will really be going yet. I also haven’t even STARTED packing yet so I need to get on that. If you know me - you know I am the complete OPPOSITE of a procrastinator. I like to have everything done as soon as I can. Need to get moving on this. I’m going to start packing tonight lol.
(Believe it or not) SAD. It’s actually breaking my heart to leave Ohio. Growing up here has obviously had a huge impact in shaping who I am as a person. My family, my friends, school, birthdays, dance, and everything is here. To add to it, my family has also had so much extra time together since Covid. Having everyone in the house again was something I didn’t know I needed. It’s just sad because we will probably never have time like this together again. :( Like I said, I’m always “big talk” about leaving Ohio and saying how much I want to get out, but now that I’m leaving it is really sad. I know I’ll be so happy in Atlanta but it’s just very heartbreaking to be leaving. (Although I’ll be back to visit every month most likely HAHA.)
ANXIOUS (but in a good way!!) New city, new people, new roommates, new experiences, ADULTING, and all the things. It’s truly wild. I will get to train with some of the best choreographers and dancers, take new acting classes, and figure out living on my own for the first time in a new city. It’s so exciting and surreal that I am lucky enough to be able to do this and live out my dream, but I’d be lying if I didn’t say that all the “unknowns” are making me a little anxious as well.
Despite all the crazy mixed emotions, I am excited to take this next step and can’t wait to bring you all along with me on this crazy journey. You can follow me on TikTok at @chloemihacevich where I’ll be posting updates on my day-to-day life. I will also post as much as I can on Instagram (@chloemihacevich) throughout the week. I can’t give you Emily in Paris but this is just the beginning for #ChloeinAtlanta . The series begins……. :)