I've been living in the mountains for just over four months, and let me tell you, it feels like a lot longer than that. I almost typed the cliche, "But at the same time it feels like I just moved here!" but that's not true. It feels like it's been a really long time since I lived in San Luis Obispo. In those four months I've finally learned my address, I survived my first snow (barely), I don't need my GPS anymore, and I got a job. I'm really enjoying the mountains and I have no regrets about moving here, but to be honest... I miss SLO so much. Or slo much. Ha ha... get it? Shut up, Juliette.
I didn't start really missing it until the past couple of weeks. When I first moved I told Keith, "Be prepared, because I'm probably going to be pretty sad from leaving everything, so if I just start to cry all you have to do is bring me chocolate and tell me I'm pretty," but that didn't happen because I was so deliriously happy to be living so close to Keith. So, a few weeks ago when I started feeling pretty down, at first I didn't put it together. Why was I all of a sudden feeling so sad? PMS? General hormones? The altitude? I blamed it on everything, but then I realized: it's because I miss home.
...I miss my family. I miss the lunch dates I had with everybody during the week. I especially miss Baby Kate and watching her grow. She just learned how to count to three and she figured out that farts are hilarious, and it makes me sad that I'm not there to see it. And what if she forgets me and I'm that weird aunt who she only sees a few times a year and she never really likes me? It's fine, I'll just give her presents and buy her love and affection. #itsfineimfine
...I miss the hiking. Last year I got really into hiking and most days after work I'd go up and down some mountains and jog around my neighborhood, but I'm not doing that here. It's not for lack of options, it's because I'm too insecure to go hike a trail I don't know very well. Also I heard there are snakes around here and just NO.
...I miss having lots of grocery stores within a few miles of my house. There's only one store close to me, and I'm there a lot. Like, just yesterday I was there twice: in the morning to buy Cheez Its and in the evening to buy cheap wine and salami. And the same person was the checker both times and even though I know the people who work there have better things to do than judge my grocery choices it still makes me a little insecure and embarrassed and I just want the option to be able to go to one store for my wine and one store for my sour candy and another store for my 'Nilla Wafers.
...I miss living 5 minutes away from a Target. I didn't think I would mind this but oh my gosh I do. My plan was to just order things online but turns out I'm horrible at that. When I last ran out of BB cream I ended up cutting my tube open and digging out every last drop because it was going to be so long until I went to Target. So finally I just went to Rite Aid and did you know Rite Aid is way more expensive than Target? Well, it is.
...I miss my job. I KNOW, I KNOW. If you talked to me pretty much at all last year you probably heard me complain about my boss. I hated how he passive aggressively asked me for coffee on a daily basis, how he would sit and shoot the shit with me for hours when all I wanted to do was Gchat and read Buzzfeed, and I hated how I always had to entertain clients and wholesalers while he finished up phone calls that had bled into appointment times. But you know what? I hate my current job more than my last job. We're not getting into it but it's so stressful and I sort of dread going to work every day. It's also not paying much which is why I'm writing sponsored posts like this one and asking you to clickforme. I mean hello, I have a wedding to plan (unofficially) and BB cream to buy.
K thanks for letting me be sad for today I appreciate it and I appreciate you and that's all for now byeeeeeeee.