Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Sweet Home Alabama

Hey y'all! It's so nice to be back on the blog! You have no idea how much I have missed writing and all my blogger friends!  In my last post I mentioned that things were looking up and now I can tell you why! I GOT A JOB!!! Woo hoo! I have been squatting at my parent's house since February which has been really nice but I was also getting a bit restless. So when I got a call a couple weeks ago about a job in Birmingham I was excited about the opportunity to check it out! Then a week later I got an offer and I start work on June 1st! It's been a bit of a whirlwind!

I really was not sure what to expect from my trip down there. I honestly thought Bham was the size of Greenville but, um, no. It is so much bigger! Besides there being a lack of water in the city, it is super cute and it feels very neighborhood-y. There are so many trees, parks, lots of history and seemingly very nice people. It actually reminds me a lot of Richmond, VA where I lived for about 7 years after college. So fingers crossed I love it as much as I am anticipating.

The other exciting thing about moving to Bham is that it is just under 3 hours from my parents house. Given the proximity to my family for the last decade, this is SUPER close! I can easily go home for a weekend or to our family farm in TN. Last weekend my mom and I went down and I found a cute apartment complex that I think will be perfect for Winston and I. And the best part is that was immediately available so I don't have to arrange any type of temporary or corporate housing. I get the keys this weekend and then between Saturday and next week all of my NEW furniture and belongings will be delivered. I have been having so much fun coming up with decorating plans and hunting for the best deals... but that is a post for another time :)

If Alabama seems random, it is! Never in a million years did I anticipate that I would live in Alabama, again! Yep, that's right, I am headed back to my roots :) I lived in AL when I was a little kid before we moved to Maine. Judging from our home videos my life would have been completely different if my family had stayed there! I said things like "yonder" and "git" when I kid... I wonder if that will come back?! I also don't know a single person there. I have moved around a lot in my life (in fact, this is will be lucky #13!), but it's been a while since I have had to go somewhere that I know no one. I guess I didn't know anyone when I moved to Greenville but being in a school environment is totally different and everyone is in the same boat.

I am definitely looking forward to getting out there and learning about the city, meeting new people and making a home. I know I have been gone from the TRP for a while but hopefully y'all will come back and see how the move is going and what adventures I can find in Alabama!

P.S. If anyone has any must-see or must-check out places in Birmingham, please let me know!!