Monday, August 23, 2010

Lesson 1: Learning to do things alone.

So, moving to a new city has made me learn a lot of new lessons already, starting with, how to do things alone.

Now, I'm not just talking things that I am able to do that I used to get help with like moving heavy things or  washing clothes that I don't know how to wash, but I am talking about fun things.

I never really have done fun things alone, because I have always had someone to do them with.  Its been fun going to do things alone.  I have been to several museums and to Eastern Market twice alone.  I have found many perks to this:

I can stay as long as I want at the booths/paintings that I like.
I can completely skip the ones I am uninterested in.
I can stay as long or as short of an amount of time as I would like.

I love it.

But, its also been great having as many friends here as I do.  Lots of hang out time, and lots of friends coming up here soon.  I am VERY excited to move into my place this week. YAY! I'll put pictures of the house as soon as we move in!

paella that stewart, ellison, jd and I made this week

the swans!

the view at jd's

Monday, August 9, 2010

My first Adventure as a Grown Up.

As I started my move to our Nation's great Capitol, I decided I should pick up a way to let those that I love keep up a little bit better.  As some of you may or may not know, I picked up my life and moved to Washington DC a few weeks ago.  Through the support, love and prayers of those closest to me, I've been able to have a GREAT time already!

For the past few weeks I have been on a search for a house, and after many long hours of searching and lots of applications, we have found the PERFECT PLACE.  For those of you who have been DC it is about half a block off of Wisconsin Avenue, and it is a two bedroom basement apartment.  A family with two little ones will live above us, and we are going to get to babysit the babies for a little bit of the rent money (pretty great huh? I love kids!)  It also has utilities, cable and internet included at a very reasonable price.  It also has a giant backyard that is all for us.  We are lucky girls.  Thank you to everyone who helped out during this time!  We are so lucky!

As for hanging out, its been awesome! Lots of time with friends from Wofford like Alex C, Stewart, and Ellison, and lots of time with JD hanging out with he and his friends on the lake and at the pool! There are even swans that live outside of JD's apartment.  I have never seen anything so beautiful!  There are lots of geese too, but I like the swans better.

As for me, I am currently job searching as of today!  I sent off my application for endorsement to work in DC, and I can't wait to find a job! I know it is going to be great.

Till next time, lots of funny stories and pictures to come...