It’s been almost 2 months since Anel and I peaced out of that filthy and beautiful island that we called home for so long. Last time I updated you, we had been living in Connecticut for less than 3 weeks and I was still spinning from the change. That spinning hasn’t stopped but it has certainly slowed down since my last update.
My pros and cons list is below but overall, it’s still definitely the best decision we’ve ever made. Moving out here has been a gigantic, alien change but we’re getting more used to our new life every day.
- I think one of the biggest changes is that I am sleeping so much better. I sleep through the night because it’s so quiet and nothing wakes me up. It’s been incredible!
- Everything is so much easier. I went to the DMV to get my CT license and everyone was so nice and helpful. The DMV in Manhattan was literally the 8th circle of Hell.
- Decorating has been so fun. I don’t have to smush everything together, and there are so many options for furniture when your living room isn’t the size of a closet!
- What’s fun about Connecticut is that there are so many cute little towns close together so there are a lot of places to explore. This weekend is one of our first at home without traveling so we look forward to going on a local adventure or two.
- Everything is so much cheaper. Even at Whole Foods! A large fresh green juice at Whole Foods is $2 cheaper than in Manhattan. Same ingredients, same product, less money. It’s magical.
- I miss my sister. A lot. She’s my rock and oftentimes the only person who understands me. Not seeing her as often has taken a huge toll on both of us. I’m excited that she’s coming to visit on Friday!
- When I’m exhausted after a long day, ordering in isn’t really an option. There are 2 decent places that deliver to us but it’s not the same. In Manhattan, I could order a vegan/gourmet/Paleo/whatever meal and have it at my door within 30 minutes. Any day. Any time. Now we’re limited pretty much to sushi, Chinese food, and pizza which doesn’t feel quite as special.
- Manicures are way more expensive and take FOREVER. I miss my nail salons in the city!
- I have a few friends here (ok 2) who are amazing but I haven’t found my crew yet. Not having besties to rely on and see on a weekly basis is a big change.
- Because of the fact above, I work all the time. I get up, blog, go to work, come home, work, blog and go to bed pretty much every night.