Almost one month in and I have already grown in a way that I never could have imagined. I literally feel as though my soul and my body have found a way to one another. I must admit that I realize that this life decision to just pack up and move to Israel doesn’t just affect me, it has affected my family and friends and clients. I chose to take a leap of faith and accidentally pulled everyone else on the journey with me, even, if only in spirit.
So far my journey has included highs and lows, small victories and small mistakes, being able to communicate with my eyes and a smile until I enroll in ulpan (conversational Hebrew class) and hopefully learn enough to be able to complete a few sentences. My journey so far has seen me on the beach and eating amazing food with some awesome friends. My son came for taglit /birthright and stayed a couple of weeks over and that was so nice to just be able to spend time with him and his eighteen year old miniman self.
As I go into the next thirty days of my journey, I am praying for strength and a new job…. STAY TUNED
So here I stand, one week ago today, I landed in Israel… it’s been an experience so far.. I have relaxed on the beach and I have tried to place some sense of normalcy back into my existence. For now I am settled in a space of getting to know my surroundings. I am preparing myself for that stage of growth and it’s exciting and scary. Let’s see what life throws in my path next
So much to say in such a short amount of time. Well, as of now I am all set to leave the place I have called home for the last 20ish years of my life. I, as you know have made a huge decision to move to another country. Why you may ask? WHY NOT, I say in response. The easy way to understand my decision is to look at my life and to understand that it’s customized to who I am……..
I am Israel Chai
Today is August 2,2106 and I am officially making Aliyah. My nerves are high but not as high as I expected them to be because it really just feels like I am going home. I asked Hashem to open my heart and to allow me to receive his energy and to just be still and listen. This journey has not been easy at all but it has been beautiful and like a patchwork blanket, has been woven with love and trust in my creator. I truly have no idea how coming home is going to be but I know that this is where I am supposed to be.
Today started out early and almost uncertain. I got up and worked out and repacked my luggage and then I arrived at the airport and a small rainbow appeared in my heart as the final clue that I made the right decision. I went through El AL security which was intense but I waited it out because I know anything worth having is worth waiting for.
I sit in my beautiful window seat, 51A to be exact, and about 6 hours into my flight and I can’t wait to touch the Israeli ground because then I will know it’s really real. New friends and new experiences await me..
I literally have so much to say but I’m so excited I don’t know how to say it…. WELL, here goes, I’m moving to Israe!!!!I have been approved for my Aliyah, booked my flight and my Visa is on its way . As I take this time to reflect on the decision that I have made for myself I take this time to also reflect on the changes in my life that got me to this point in the beginning. Who knew that a little bout with
cancer would put me on a journey towards something magical
the time has come.. I’m 5 months away and still waiting for my official approval but lookie here.. my stomach just dropped a little. I’m so excited, GD willing, I’ll be on the plane. #staytuned
Wow… so it has been a while. I have been living more and writing less. I took my pilot trip to Israel and IT was just as magical as I knew it would be . I had the time of my life but I also know this journey will have some funny
and probably some what did I just do moments.
You know what is really interesting to me? When I tell people I am moving and want a change, most people say it’s not going to be the same life you have… I’m like duh, I know that. That’s why it’s called change. Why must we need comfort and complacency to feel safe? I’m not sure but I am ready for an adventure of a lifetime
FULL SPEED AHEAD