So, here’s the thing.
I have officially been in Boston 3 weeks today.
The transition hasn’t been as smooth as I hoped, but, then again, when is moving across the country ever going to be smooth?
Finding a job, a place to live, getting into a routine has not been easy.
So many things that were a part of my every day regular life in San Diego have fell to the waste side and I am feeling helpless trying to put all the pieces back together.
Justin hasn’t arrived yet because he doesn’t graduate until mid-may, and my new job has got me off-schedule than most of my friends and working A LOT.
Most of you know I was a Risk Analyst for a bank in San Diego.
I have been applying to jobs here (in that field) and haven’t had any luck.
Not going to lie, it is starting to feel super frustrating.
I have re-worked my resume, wrote numerous cover letters and have made many calls, without even so much as a decline email.
i want to scream.
Do you ever feel like you are putting so much effort into something with no return at all?
I am super thankful that I received a job serving at a brand new restaurant ( we just opened last week) in Boston.
Have you heard of Eataly?
Basically it is a one stop shop for all things Italian: restaurants, groceries, classes, you name it.
Truth be told…I love it!
It’s no secret that I love food, so anything that bring me around food more often is great for me.
Because it is an Italian restaurant I have been learning a lot about food from the country and its different regions, but more importantly, the wine!
I’ll save the wine talk/learning for another day, another post 🙂
But back to that whole adjustment thing.
How long do you think it takes to adjust to a new place?
Well, the answer is as long as you need it take you.
The double edge sword of this is actually making yourself become adjusted.
Here is what I have learned over the last few weeks:
Make Friends (Old and New).
Catch Your Bearings:
Stop stressing about the small stuff. I legit stress about getting in the shower on time. It’s pretty ridiculous actually.
Just remember to breathe and realize you aren’t saving lives…you are just getting a simple daily task done.
Taking initiative to get things done can be hard too. Find that gym so that you can keep up on your workouts. Figure out where the nearest grocery store is so you aren’t eating out every night.
Take the time to research the area you are in. After all, the more you know…
Making friends is hard as an adult but you have to dive right in. First try at work, maybe your neighbors? Bumble BFF is awesome too! Swipe right for you next bestie! (you might be surprised with this one. I tried it San Diego and met a bunch of amazing ladies to go to the beach and eat sushi with.)
Catching your bearings goes along with taking initiative. For me not knowing where I am going or where anything is can be extremely overwhelming, but I/we are big girls/people and we can make anything work once we set our minds to it.
It sounds so cheesy, but you just have to do it.
I really want to know what your thoughts are?
How do you deal with change?
Should I do another post dedicated to changing?
Happy Wednesday xx