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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 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. 

xoxo,

Tao

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