So here I am, month number 2 in Dallas. How do I like it? Well to be honest, this is the first time in my life I’ve been away from close family, friends, and just in general, people I grew up around. I spent my summers in the Bay where I had family, friends I knew from New Orleans that moved there. I’m simply taking it one day at a time.
So here is my analysis:
it sucks. which i always said I’d move somewhere that had amazing weather and I ended up sticking with Dallas because it was the only place on my list of choices that I knew someone. I think we’re at 30-something straight days of being above 100 degrees. Gross. It has only been 2 months so I’m gonna keep praying the weather gets better. ALSO..I am allergic to everything! and I just found out, Texas is the worst state for people who suffer with allergies.. T_T of course..
There isn’t much culture here, at least in comparison to New Orleans or San Francisco. Alot of big restaurant chains, a lot of malls, A LOT of interstates. My god the interstates, and everything is so far away. I have to drive forever just to get somewhere. But 20 mins seems like the winning time. If its 20 mins away, then its close. bah! New Orleans, if its 20 mins away then its not worth the drive. San Francisco you don’t even realize you’re driving 20 mins because the scenery is amazing!
Well i don’t even know where to begin with this one. Initially, everyone was so warm and welcoming. I was very hesitant (and still very hesitant) because most people I’ve been around that were so welcoming were not really so welcoming when you weren’t looking. I got all this attention for being the new girl and everyone wanted to know who I was blah blah blah blah…But out of all this, I’m starting to find out how close knit and catty this people are in the area I live in. I’m not one to hide what I do or to lie about the truth when I’m asked about it. I have nothing to lose in doing so.
One of my biggest pet peeves is when people say things about me or what i’ve done but aren’t really sure if its true. I’m not a mean person, I don’t like lying because I don’t like being lied to. Just ask me if its true. I don’t get offended easily and I’d rather someone ask then go on telling.
Maybe its the group of people I’m around. Highly possible. I think I might start easing away from all this childish nonsense. I’m getting too old for this.
On another note, I’ve met some AMAZING people here. The most amazing ones are the ones that are here for work just like me. We’re in the same boat and they’re totally understanding of everything and fun to be around.
This was a rough week for me. I’ve been so homesick its ridiculous. I think maybe because I live alone and I work that whole 8-5 nonsense while all the people around me are still in college and actually have a “summer time.” I don’t think I’d move back home if I was given the opportunity though. I want to move forward not backwards.
I need to remember what I came here for and thats to use dallas for a stepping stone to where my heart is, San Francisco…PMCP certification in 6 months. Less than a year left here..
Till next time..heres a pic of me and my dad at the center of my heart =)