I've realized that if you stay in the same environment for too long, you become too comfortable.
At least that's how it was for me.
I had a certain routine: on this and this day, I do the following; on this and that day, I do the following. Was it peaceful and easy? Sure. Was it spontaneous and exciting? Nope, wouldn't say so.
Sometimes a change of scenery changes your outlook in life; It can almost change your personality.
Moving to Seattle and find my niche here hasn't been a cake walk. I was so scared to be so alone. I missed my family, my friends, and Happy so much. I pretended that everything was fine and dandy so my mom wouldn't worry, but the stress from the job, the loneliness, and uncertainty definitely got to me. I started to doubt my decision of moving to Seattle--an opportunity I've tried SO hard to get. I've been thisclose to email my manager to let him now that I wanted to reconsider.
However, I promised myself that I would give the city 3 months. 3 months isn't that long. I can do it.
A month and half in I was hooked. I LOVE the city. People are friendly, the weather has been great, and there's so much to do. I pushed myself out of the comfort zone. I tried things I was too lazy to try.
I joined Meetup.com, which is a website for people to meetup (duh). I met a lot of wonderful people from different events and established strong bonds with several of them.
I played Laser Tag <--only died 25 times, NBD (No Big Deal)
I played Capturing the Flag
I enjoyed the weather immensely.
|View from outside my office|
I traveled. Voodoo Doughnuts in Portland OR <--OMG THEIR DONUTS ARE AMAZING!
And I realized that I am a Seattleite. I have it in me. That's why I wanted it so hard in the first place.
I belong in Seattle.
part 2 coming up shortly.
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