Begin Again

Oh hi there. December is here and we’re on the brink of a new year. New, new, new. I can’t wait. A fresh start. A new beginning. It’s happening. This week was a little bit hectic but I am so excited to share what’s been going on in my life with all of you.

What is so exciting about this past week you may ask? Well let me tell you…

I signed the lease on my very own apartment in Portland! I am now a city gal taking life by the balls and being I-N-D-E-P-E-N-D-E-N-T and that is thrilling. I get to own things that are white (why do white things always get ruined when you live with a boy?) and decorate however the heck I want to. It’s going to be insane.

Packing up allowed me to purge and cleanse and realize that I have a ton of shit but also simultaneously don’t have all the things I actually need to survive day to day. Living with my parents has been a pretty amazing treat. I’m sad to no longer be roomies with them, but their house will always be home and it will make my time with them that much sweeter.

This was a bit of a whirlwind getting into this place, I had viewed the apartment right before Thanksgiving and applied after the holiday weekend. Bada bing, bada boom, I got approved and then had to scramble and pack everything I needed in a few days and move over the weekend, in the rain. It all worked out though because both of my brothers (in law) helped me move and made all the difference. As you’re all well aware, I’m pretty obsessed with my family but holy cow did my sisters marry some amazing guys. Gah, I could gush for hours.

So, back to the new spot. I’m looking forward to developing a new routine here and figuring out where I get gas, discovering my favorite neighborhood bar or restaurant and mastering the art of parallel parking. For those of you who have ever met me in the city, you most likely have received a phone call from me in a panic as I try to parallel park and you either A) come outside to help guide me or B) coach me/provide moral support over the phone through the process of parallel parking. Yes I’m a grown ass woman and yes parallel parking terrifies me. Side note: I parallel parked like a boss this evening and gave myself a high five.

On an unrelated note, I got some mother effing closure. Finally. And I made it happen and I feel completely liberated and satisfied. I’m not ready to share fully about this yet but stay tuned.

So enough rambling, I’m about to get cozy in my new place and watch some of The Great British Baking Show on Netflix because it is literally the most heartwarming reality cooking competition and they’re all so nice to each other! Thanks for checking in, sending you into this new week with a little extra oomph 🙂

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