You got to have faith

Written by on January 28, 2011 in Blog, Travel - 4 Comments

“I want to move back to Las Vegas, for real,” I said, turning to my best friend, Shane, who was driving us to his parents home so I could see them before I left town in a few hours.

“No, you don’t,” he said. “D, I know you.”

He was right.

There are very few people who know me-know me. Shane is one of them. Kyla is another. And a few more amazing people in my life. He and I had met within my first two months in Las Vegas. His best friend, Monty, was my client and I was on his account. We were launching his film at the now defunct CineVegas. Shane was in the film and I met him during a meeting one day. We clicked, and now he is essentialy my older brother and one of the most important people in my life.

“Shane,” I said, turning to him, very serious. “You know me.  When I set my mind on something, I get what I want. I wanted to move from Las Vegas? I made it happen and got a job in Atlanta. When I said I was done with my job in Las Vegas and was going solo to Europe? I quit my job, cashed in all of my money, put my life in storage, and went to Europe. Now, I want to move back and get a job to Las Vegas. I WILL move to Las Vegas.”

“Alright buddy,” he said, holding out his hand for me to grab. “Do it.”

I grabbed his hand and squeezed.

“You betcha,” I said and then turned towards the window to look at Red Rock Canyon as we drove west on Blue Diamond.

About the Author

Diana Edelman is an avid traveler who recently spent four years living as an expat. Most notably, Diana spent nearly three years in Chiang Mai, Thailand where she worked with Save Elephant Foundation to raise awareness about the realities of elephant tourism. Currently based in Las Vegas, Diana works in many industries as a publicist, social media expert, content creator and journalist. The co-founder of the Responsible Travel & Tourism Collective, Diana has spoken at conferences about travel blogging and responsible tourism.

4 Comments on " You got to have faith "

  1. andi January 29, 2011 at 8:20 am · Reply

    I love that you followed your gut on this!

    • The Adventures of D February 8, 2011 at 6:29 pm · Reply

      Sometimes you just have to take a leap of faith and do it!! 🙂

  2. ayngelina February 2, 2011 at 9:19 am · Reply

    There are no wrong decisions, just follow your heart and you’ll find the right direction.

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