Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Life in Nashville

First of all, it has been so long since I have logged into my account that I don't even know how to use blogger anymore.  What happened to the list of blogs I read and follow?  Somebody help me.

Second, I have moved from Chicago to Nashville.  We moved about two months ago.  As to be expected, the move was stressful.  Leland started working in September so he commuted during the week while I was home packing up the house.  It was not a fun month.  Naturally, being the neurotic person I am, there were a lot of highs and lows.  It was hard for me to be away from Leland during the weeks, it was hard for me to pack the house by myself, it was hard to say goodbye to my family.  Tears were everywhere.  But then I had times when I was so excited, there were times I loved packing my house and throwing things away.  There were times I couldn't wait to get out of town.  I was a hot mess. 

I lived in Woodstock my whole life.  It was home in every possible way.  I love that town.  But moving on was just something I needed to do.  It was something we needed to do.  So we left on October 11th.  I didn't cry. 

Now I live in the south.  It is so weird.  People ask me how I like it and I think the only honest response I can give them is it's too soon to tell.  But so far I love the weather (though I haven't been through a summer yet) and I love my house.  And Nashville seems like a cool city.  But that's all I know right now.  Leland is happy with his job and I am unemployed. 

I love being unemployed.

But I really need to figure out what to do with my time.  Should I work on my stand-up comedy even though there really isn't much of a comedy scene in Nashville?  Should I work on my writing?  Should I start knitting?  I'm a bit lost here.  Even this post is choppy and distracted and I don't know what to do with it to make it flow.  I am still trying to figure out life in  a new town and I am still trying to figure out what I want my new life to look like.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Yankee Bitch to Southern Belle?

I started this blog 5 years ago (I think, I just don't want to look through my archives to confirm) because Leland and I were planning on moving to Austin, TX.  Well Austin never panned out and I kept the blog going anyway, writing various nonsense about anything from private emotional issues I was having to the crazy sexcapades I was having with Leland.  And then I stopped blogging because my life was becoming pretty damn perfect, which in my case equaled boring.

Which brings me to this morning and this post. 

I am sitting in an office that is decorated in Ole Miss swag in Nashville, TN.  Leland is on a pseudo interview.  I say 'pseudo' because it's really not much of an interview at all.  Leland has done some work for this company in the past year and now they want to bring him on full time, which would lead to one hell of an adventure for me: moving out of my beloved city of Chicago and on to Nashville, TN.

I've been here for exactly 51 minutes and I am already experiencing culture shock.  I think it is fair to say that my life will be far from boring for the next few months as we will be moving to a new state and getting settled in.  I will have to find a new job (which I could not be more excited about as I loathe the job I have now), find a new favorite restaurant, find my way around town, make new friends, find new doctors, etc.

Welcome back to my crazy life!