So I started this blog almost a year ago to get myself writing more often. Yeah…Obviously, I have not been all that successful. So this is me starting over. I wish that statement was only in regards to my blog. However, it is not. After moving on from a huge breakup, a new job, a new apartment in a new city, new friends, a series of interesting boy adventures, a layoff, another new job, a move to Chicago, a new roommate in a temporary living situation, more new friends and some old ones too, I am officially starting over. Whew. Yeah, I know. I am totally comfortable with change. I really am. In fact, I embrace it. I’m always chasing new adventures, but this has been a little much. Recently, a friend told me that she believes this ever-changing period in my life is somewhat common for a girl my age. As a hippie from Ann Arbor, she is a big believer in Astrology. She claims I’m experiencing what one calls, “Mercury in Retrograde.” That is one theory. I have gone with the flow and adapted, but I am craving a dash of stability for a minute. I feel good here in Chicago. Through great friends in Detroit, I have been lucky enough to meet new friends in this crazy little town. After one of our first meetings, one of them said to me, “I got lucky in Chicago and I think you will too.” I hope with all my heart that is true. So far, so good but it is tricky. I want to feel settled in my new job. That is my biggest cause of anxiety. I really like it, but it is a field that is still somewhat new to me. Just like the first time around, the reality of life after graduation is quite different. I love it though. It is definitely in the dream job category. I am so lucky to have gotten it and I want to be successful. More than anything. I have a lot to learn. My job is an area that consumes me, but I hope my insecurities decrease and my confidence grows steadily.
All in all, I love it here. I am happy. But in my opinion, happiness is a constant effort. Maybe that is the reason for all the change, maybe I have been searching for happiness. We’ll see what life has in store for me next. It almost doesn’t matter because after all this, I can handle it. I hope so, anyway.
So that brings us up to speed. I am excited about my life in Chicago and all the fun adventures this chapter of my life will bring. I can’t wait to share restaurant reviews, love and other ridiculousness, developing friendships and gym memberships (it is inevitable with all the goodness I’m surrounded by).
I’m off to Big Star for tacos with a new friend. I think. It’s complicated. The friend, not the tacos. We will talk about it later. Haha.