It's interesting how a new year can totally reset your mindset (at least that's how it is for me). It has been a year since moving here and it's been pretty tough. Finding your pocket in the city and really taking a look at what it means to be independent and alone has been a challenge. I can truthfully say that I failed in finding a set routine and embracing this new adventure. I really played it safe for the most part.
Then when the holidays came around it really hit me that I was alone in this city. It was the first time I wasn't with my family and having to experience it alone. So that got me to thinking. Am I really okay being alone? Is this what it means to have your independence?
I decided that this year will be the year I will take the time to get to know me. Who I am in this new city, what I like to do, and the time to invest in quality relationships.
I'm feeling optimistic.