Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Can't Nobody Hold Me Down.

So I think the excitement of moving across the country has started to wear off. Maybe it was the 100+ degrees combined with humidity of last week, or maybe it's the realization that it is just me out here, with no one that's known me longer than 2 months for hundreds of miles. Whatever it is, this past week or so has been tough.

It's hard moving from a city where you know tons of people and have an amazing support group, socially, emotionally, professionally. To one where you are constantly having to prove yourself.

All I friggin want to do is grab dinner and drinks with someone who can sit there and say, "That's you, that's what you do" about whatever stupid idea I have in my head at the time.

That being said, I'm ready for the visitors. I have a ton coming in the next few months and I feel so fortunate to have friends that are willing to spend their time off visiting little ol' me! Everyone knows how valuable PTO is once when you have 8+ weddings to attend a year. :)

I also have rediscovered how amazing my friends and family are. Some friends have really stepped up and I am so lucky to have them in my life. You know who you are...

J has been amazing at putting up with my transitional pains - the highs and lows, the excitement and frustration. God, I love that kid and I'm lucky he puts up with me.

My family... I don't even know where to begin. All I can say is that I am truly blessed. We are a modern family but one with more love than I thought humanly possible. Thank you is all I can say, but it doesn't even begin to cover it.

Wow. This sounds like a friggin' acceptance speech.... Except for that whole winning an award part.

Okay, enough of that sh%*.

Today, after a trying day that called for a gym session to clear my head, this song popped into my head and I googled the video. Instant smile. Took me right back to high school and I found myself lip syncing and head bobbing down Broadway on bus 36. Good times...

Puff Daddy - Can't Nobody Hold Me Down by pezhammer

A few other things that have recently made me smile...

This Baby...

Imaging me doing this in San Diego this weekend...

This saying...

And imagining waking up to this.

So anyways, thanks for reading Internet people and for taking some time out of your busy to check on me. Much appreciated :)


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  3. Making the jump and moving somewhere without any security net is tough. I remember doing it when I moved to Seattle, and it was terrifying. On one hand, it pushed me to get out there and make an effort to make connections. On the other, I realized it isn't as easy as it was in elementary school to make friends.

    Give yourself a year to settle in, build connections, and make friends. It seems like forever, but I've been in Austin for just over a year now and am just now taking the friendships outside of the occasional text or call.

    Sometimes people can be wary, or just too busy, and we carry that on ourselves, which is ridiculous. Give it time, and live your life. You doing your thing will attract like minded people, and that's the start of something :)

    Also, I am looking at planning a trip up there soon to see my family in Glenview (20 min north of the city). Once I know more, I'll shoot you an email and we'll make plans to get together, yes?


  4. Miss you! Hoping to come visit post-bar!

  5. *imagining