Moving On and Letting Go

July 2, 2024 Michaela Jarvis

I've loved sharing my life, stories, and insights with HealthyPlace, but my time here is now coming to an end. Although moving on in any aspect of life is difficult, I've found the hardest part of moving on is making the decision to let go, especially if you enjoy what you're doing.

Moving On in the Different Stages of Life

When I started writing for HealthyPlace, my life was tremendously different. I was living in a house I shared with my friends in sunny Los Angeles, working a corporate job. I loved my life. It was the perfect setup for someone in their mid-20s.

Over a year later, I'm writing from a different coast, three time zones away. I've moved into a house with my partner, a first for me, and I gave up my 9-to-5 to join a fast-paced, small startup. My life feels like a 180 from what it was even six months ago.Β 

Being Appreciative and Letting Go

Like I said, I loved my life in California. I had "kitchen talks" daily with some of my closest friends, explored national parks, and spent evenings walking the beaches. I knew I had a safe, secure job and easy access to a pool.

I appreciated that life, but if I had stayed, I wouldn't have grown. So I said "thank you" to that version of me, and I decided it was time for me to start a new adventure.

Moving on to Find the Joy of What's Next

I'm beyond happy with my new life. I wake up next to my best friend, have quickly grown a strong community of amazing, supportive people, love the "always growing" mindset of my new job, and I've been able to slow down and get a proper hold on my anxiety.

Moving on doesn't mean you didn't love what you were doing before. Sometimes, it's best to move on and let go while you still enjoy it.

I'll forever be appreciative to HealthyPlace for giving me the chance and channel to share a passion of mine: the recovery journey with mental illness. The new adventures in my life have taken up most of my head space and energy, and instead of waiting until my side projects felt like an obligation instead of a passion, I decided to move on and let go so I would only have fond memories.

I appreciate every conversation that has sparked from my writing. I appreciate the chance to become a better writer. But above all, I appreciate every person who has read, resonated with, or supported my journey. I thank you.

APA Reference
Jarvis, M. (2024, July 2). Moving On and Letting Go, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, July 24 from

Author: Michaela Jarvis

Michaela Jarvis is continuously on her road to self-improvement while managing bipolar disorder, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and the life challenges that come with being in your 20s. Find Michaela on Instagram, LinkedIn, and her website.

Auntie Lori
July, 2 2024 at 10:56 am

Congratulations on moving on to the next journey I’m so happy for you! πŸ‘πŸ‘ πŸ’–

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