So anyway... I wanted to give a little recap of what life's been like for me thus far...
Since my last post, I spent a lot of my time settling a few things for my move out to New York. I spent a lot of time trying to find somewhere to live out here. Let me say... Trying to find a place to live in New York is definitely a challenge. I've always thought I was pretty decent at finding places to live back home in California, but trying to find a place in New York is a whole other beast! And to top things off, I was 3000 miles away so it wasn't like I could physically check apartments or neighborhoods out. I sent out messages on Facebook to friends and family that live out here asking if they knew anyone that would be in need of a roommate for a couple months or were subletting their room/apartment for the summer. I checked out Craigslist (scary, but I needed to start somewhere) and signed up for a Facebook group called Gypsy Housing. Long story short, I was able to find somewhere to live with a friend of a friend. So for the next three months am I currently calling Brooklyn my home. :)
Back in California I did my best (which ended up being a poor job) to organize and pack up my life for 3 months. I kept hearing all these different voices telling me what I should be doing and expressing all these concerns. I'm not one to stress easily, but hearing everyone's opinions was starting to stress me out! So what did I do? I procrastinated on packing and spent a lot of time hanging out with friends and family and doing things that I knew I wouldn't get to do until I came back home (i.e. drink lots of boba, visit my favorite bar, spend time with my favorite people, and go to Disneyland!).
Packing didn't actually happen until about 2 days before I was set to leave. I couldn't have done it without my dear friend Elaine. I was super scared that I wouldn't get to see her before I left, but as luck and fate would have it she spent most of the afternoon and evening with me the day before helping me pack up the box I was planning on shipping out ahead of me, and helping me pack up a couple suitcases full of my clothes. Elaine, you're freaking awesome. I seriously don't know what I would have done if it weren't for your help. I kid you not, I may need you to come out here when I'm on my way back home so you can help me pack up. xP
I'll spare you the details of the emotional goodbyes, but suffice it to say they did happen. My parents, my best friend Nikki, and Nikki's little sister saw me off to the airport. I love them all dearly and if any of you are reading this: Thank you! I love you. :D
So now I find myself in the wonderful world of New York. Brooklyn to be exact. :) So far, I'm fending well. I'm learning to be on a budget and am reacquainting myself with life away from my parents. The biggest thing has been adjusting to the area and learning what and who are around me. It's definitely a bit of a culture shock. And I don't want to sound like I've lived in a sheltered bubble back at home. I like to think I'm fairly cultured considering the way I grew up, but I think taking someone out of their element will always result in a bit of a culture shock. I'm definitely embracing it as much as possible and learning to adapt. :)
In the past few days I've been able to unpack my things and organize myself into the apartment. Yesterday was great because my roommate and I went grocery shopping which makes me feel better about my financial situation. Now that I've got cupboards and the refrigerator full of food to eat, I'm hoping I'll be able to save myself some money in the next few weeks.
I start my internship this coming Monday. I'm excited and a little nervous. I'm still not quite sure what I will be doing specifically for the company, but I'm excited to start. I'm excited to get back into a routine of things and I'm excited to be doing what I came to New York to do. I'm pretty sure I used the word excited more times than necessary, but in case you can't tell... I'm excited! :D
Anyway. I think that's all I really want to update on in terms of life out here in New York. I have yet to step into the city which I find super weird, but hey... In about a day, I will be there everyday. Why rush it? I might as well enjoy the time that I have to relax before I delve into all.
I've been pretty silent on the social media fronts which is very strange for me. I think it's mostly been because I've been so busy settling into the apartment and the area and just being plain tired from said settling, that I didn't even want to bother with posting pictures on Instagram, updating my status on Facebook, or tweeting. :P I'm hoping that'll change very soon. I'm sure it will. ;)
Anyway! 'Til next time all! :)