***SPOILER ALERT: It’s really freakin’ hard!***
It’s been seven months since I picked up my life and moved to another state…alone! And while I don’t regret my decision one single ounce, there’s a part of me that wishes things were a little different. Creating a new network, making new friends and putting down roots in a brand new place as a 30-something adult is hard! Though not surprising… as most of you know, I did it 10 years ago when I moved to Boston, but that was different. My network back in New York wasn’t as great back then because I had recently come out of college, and my priorities then were different, too. Now – 10+ years later doing it all again…man.
Hi. It’s me. If you could see me right now, you’d see that my head is down and shame is written all over my face. 🙈 I moved out of Boston and you haven’t heard from me since. First, I’M SORRY! Second, update: I’m alive! And well. 😄 Very well in fact.
Two weeks ago, I celebrated my nine year anniversary of living in Boston. Each year I celebrated that as an accomplishment because I moved from a small town, on my own, with no financial help. Plenty of emotional support along the way though – (thanks, Mom!), but since then – I’ve pretty much been on my own.
Let’s face it – we all like a good night in. Some more than others 🙋 but the inevitable happens every. single. time. You grab a drink, a snack and curl up on the couch only to “surf” for the next 20 minutes trying to find something to watch. It’s not for lack of content – it’s just…what are you in the mood for? And will it even be good? Cause let’s be honest…you don’t want to waste your perfect Friday night with something dumb and then wish you would have chose something else instead. We’ve all been there, amIright?
I adopted my cat Meeko back in 2008 and I’ll never forget the day that I got him. I did the whole “I’ll just see what they have…” thing at the local shelter. And of course, I saw this little nugget and I thought to myself, oh my gosh – I have to have him! He was the cutest little gray fur ball, full of energy running around and I completely fell in love with him.