I realized last night that I haven’t written a proper update from the ‘burbs since this one in March! So much has changed since then so here we go:
The biggest change is that we moved out of our apartment into our new house. I thought it would be some grand life-changing situation where I would feel very grown up and pretty proud of myself. It has been quite the opposite actually. Because we moved farther away from the train in Stamford, it feels more suburban than our apartment which was in walking distance to the train and some shops and restaurants.
Now we’re in a true neighborhood with like…you know…lawns and kids on bikes and the works. It’s what I always thought I wanted but now that we’re here it feels incredibly foreign to me. I think I spent many years in the city! For the first two weeks, I was totally freaked out. It gets dark at 4pm so when I get home from work before Anel, the house is totally dark which took some getting used to. Now I just make sure to turn on the alarm system when I leave in the am and I have a sense of security when I get home. Over the last few weeks, I’m getting more and more used to it every day.
Although we moved here over a year ago, I’ve had some difficulty making new friends. I’ve met some great women that I love spending time with but because my schedule is so insane, it’s hard to find time to spend with any of them. One of my big goals for 2016 is to figure out my work/blog schedule so that I have more time for myself and my newfound friends. I’d love to be able to have impromptu brunches and shopping sprees but that just isn’t in my cards right now!
Living in our area has pros and cons. I love the beaches, the cute little towns, and the proximity to the city but man, is there some serious wealth. We worked hard for years to buy our house but when I see where some of my friends and coworkers live, it’s shocking to me. My house could fit into their garages! There is a lot of talk of country clubs and other things that are so far out of my reality that sometimes it can be hard. I don’t need to be a millionaire to be happy but sometimes I need to leave the area just to put things back into perspective!
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