Have I told . . . you lately . . . that I love you???
It’s true. Me and Rod Stew. We think you’re pretty fantastic. So thanks, once again, for being the most amazing readers and blog friends on the planet! I adore you!
OK, so quick update on a few things that are going on with me:
1. I love my neighborhood/building/apartment
Oh yes. Everything is amazing. First of all, the people are super friendly and nice and welcoming, which I am kind of obsessed with! And EVERYONE in my building has a dog, so Roo has a gazillion playmates and is getting her sassy pants on every time we go down the hall. It’s fantastic. And there are bars and restaurants and shops and LIFE just steps from my door. The city energy is intoxicating. I am smitten. Deep deep smit going on up in here.
2. Work is my favorite thing ever
Weird, right? But I had one of those moments yesterday where I was working and realized I was having a really fun time. And then I realized, “Hey, this is my job!” It was like a rainbow appeared and fairy dust poured out and everything just seemed really shiny and sparkly. Yes! I think this is how you’re supposed to feel when you’re in a career you love. What’s even better is that I feel like I’m just getting started (obviously). It’s only going to get better from here! Wheeeeeeeeee!!!!!
3. Running in the city? LOVE.
OK, so the constant crosswalks and fear that I might get hit by a car are not the best. But how fun is it that I can run around the monuments, past the White House, around Dupont Circle (or past it anyway–I don’t really want to get tangled up in that shit), or along the Potomac any day of the week??? The answer is super fun. Amazingly fun. Ridiculously, obscenely, fantastically fun.
4. The energy
It’s weird, but even though I haven’t been getting a ton of sleep, I have so much energy–I think I’m feeding off of the city, but I’m not asking questions. It’s like a drug–intoxicating, but not harmful. Kind of amazing.
What’s most amazing to me is here I am in a new city, effectively all alone. I’m away from family, friends, and everything familiar. But I don’t feel alone at all. In fact, I’m meeting new people all the time, and I love it! Will I have a random freak out in a week or two and wonder what I’m doing here? Perhaps. But for now, and I think for the foreseeable future, life is good.