Catching Up #001

The past three weeks have been intense as I've been transitioning to life here on the east coast, getting acclimated to living in a bigger city, a different climate, a much faster pace, and much more responsibility at work. I've been running around trying to buy furniture to make my house seem less empty, I've been trying to understand the bus and metro system, and I've found myself getting stressed at the littlest things. But you know what? I'm loving every second of it. 

The independence I've gained since moving out on my own is just insane. I've always been a huge family/mama's girl, so for me to actually be living on my own, on the other side of the country, in a city where I don't know anyone, just boggles my mind. And the part that surprises me the most is that while I definitely miss my family, I'm not necessarily "homesick." I'm absolutely loving it here, and I can see myself living here on the east coast for a long time (if not for the rest of my life).

I'm really proud of myself, and I normally wouldn't admit that, but I think it's important to express pride in yourself every once in a while. I've worked hard to get to this point in my life, and I'm really happy I'm here.