it's no secret that my husband and i have had some difficulty with feeling at home here in nashville. with no family and friends living 5 minutes away it has been a pretty rough couple of months. nine ones at that. at no time during my impatient musings of leaving new york did i think that the transition would take this long. though it'd be unfair of me to not admit that i never got this far in my thought processes. my focus around this time last year was: find a job and leave new york. i mean i knew that subconsciously i would miss the place i called home for the past 27 years (who wouldn't?) but the actuality of dealing with feeling out of place is definitely a punch in the gut. bereft. lonely. outcast are just a few words that come to mind.
i try to keep solace in the fact that i am with my beloved and we are striking out our own path in this world. it's scary as hell but when is anything worth having ever been comfortable?
on a related topic, it's been over 2 months since i've joined the nashville mailing list by the thrillist.com. i guess after hearing about my homesickness my friend knew that i needed a helping hand in getting to know the place. i've been getting regular emails since july and lately I've been feeling so proud of this place that i now call home. and by lately, i mean today. ha.
here are my favorite articles so far:
things nashville does better...
eats outside of nashville, ok, ok, ok... so, this is may not count.
thrillist has other articles though and of course i've saved one pertaining to my old haunts.
i guess the point of my post is that life is full of crazy turns. never once in my childhood or teenage years or heck, my young adulthood would i have ever guessed i would move away from the big apple. and yet here i am. struggling to make the best of it. but i guess that's what makes life worth living.
when i was 11, i definitely didn't know how to dance like this!
taco bell has a banh shop restaurant?
i'm not sure i'll ever have the time to make this, but gosh... imagine?!
too cool for school