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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

I am a Seattleite: Part 1 (some pics might be NSFW)

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, 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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Beauty and the Scientist said...

I'm so happy to hear that things are going well and you getting into the groove of things and embracing the Seattleite within ;)

C said...

That's so great that you are not regretting your decision! It's a tough call to try something new, and it paid off!

LannetKrystle said...

Hi Tao!!! OMG! I love your blogs and I live in Seattle, too! i would definitely love to get together sometime. Please feel free to contact me anytime and maybe we can hang out at Pike Place Market ;) Take care, Lannet

Jacq said...

I will go apply a USA visa just for visiting u.... After I get things settled and clear a bit!!!

Wait me :)

Anonymous said...

You should check out Din Tai Fung for awesome dumplings and Piroshky Piroshky for their pastries.

Anonymous said...

Hi Tao!

I'm a long time follower of your YT channel and your blog and wanted to let you know that this was very uplifting. I am getting my masters degree and doing my clinical fieldwork and it was been overwhelming and scary. It was nice to see you embrace the change and make the best of it. I hope to do the same. Take care!

Stephie said...

Hey girlie!!! Long time no talk :) Hope you're doing great!!!

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Anonymous said...

Hi Tao,

It's been nearly a year since you've done a blog post, how are you getting on?
I came back to your blog by chance, I had been an avid reader and youtube follower during uni and looking back at some of your older posts, it did bring back some lonely nights in the dorms. Now that I've graduated and got a job, that seems like such a long time ago (Even though it's only just coming up to a year...). Hope you'll continue to do blog posts, I haven't had a chance to come back to it since last autumn, looking for a job, getting a job and working's taken so much time so i don't blame you. Hope you are well xxx