It's been so long since I have written but I have thought about and missed my blog so much lately. While inspiration has definitely not been a factor, lack of time, lack of a new blog name and lack of concentration has played a tremendous factor in my absence. In the past (2) weeks so much as gone on. I moved to North Carolina, I have a new apartment, I started a new position, and I have a whole new lease on life.
The move in itself was catastrophic! There was a lot of worrying, a lot of arguing, a lot of unexpected expenses and overall just very stressful. It wasn't until (3) days before my actual move date that I found a place to live and a moving company that was somewhat affordable but not really. On the move day itself one might have described me as a full fledged maniac. After 24 hours of no sleep, a few hours before the move I realized that in my attempt to reduce the cost of the move by driving up some of the boxes myself, I realized my car could not hold all the stuff the movers left behind. I also realized that there was so many unfinished tasks we forgot about it caused us to be (2) hours behind schedule. This (2) hour delay then resulted in me driving down 85 like a mad woman trying to catch up to the moving truck. By time we arrived we had 15 minutes to sign the lease and speak with the rental office and my 2 hours of tardiness cost me $200 since the movers beat me to my apartment.
Surprisingly, as stressful as everything was it all worked out in the end. I don't know how I was able to afford it all but lets just say I was blessed. I started my new position the following day and although I know it will be very challenging, I also know that this position will really help me accomplish some of my goals financially, socially and professionally. Thus far my co-workers have warmly welcomed me and while I still get lost to and from work everyday, I have identified a new found inner peace within myself.
All and all I am slowly getting acclimated with my new life, my new job and my new surroundings. My favorite lunch spots are still close to me and the luxury gym that I loved so much in Maryland, is here as well. It seems as though I got to keep my same life just with new friends, new faces and new challenges. Words cannot express how grateful I am to have identified a form of routine lately that has helped me maintain my balance and my attention; but, I am so grateful for all that I have been blessed with and the new things to come in 2011.
Two month ago, moving to North Carolina was the one of the furthest thoughts from my mind and now just like that I am here. My haters have accused me of running from some of my problems and my true friends have wished me only the best and have supported my decision. City girl or not I think this move to NC is a good thing and it is going to be VERY interesting.
BTW I am still taking suggestions for a new name for my blog, please feel free to share your suggestions.