Now that the flurry of activity surrounding BlogHer has subsided somewhat, that means it’s time to go back to real life, back to the way things were.
But the funny thing about that is I’m going back to something totally new as well. I’ve lived in Calgary before, but never in this neighbourhood. Edmonton isn’t my home city anymore (and yes, that does make me really, really sad).
For now I’m just trying to acclimate as quickly as possible, to avoid falling into any bad habits from the get-go. Thomas and I talked before the move and I told him that I’d like to look at this move as a fresh start for me; I’m leaving Edmonton and all my bad habits behind in it. It’s a little juvenile, yes, and trust me I know people don’t change overnight. But it’s refreshing to think you have a fresh start but get to keep all the things you really liked about your previous life.
I finally went grocery shopping today (after arriving on Sunday, yikes) and we have a house full of food. I’ve been working from home this week to make sure we have all of our ducks in a row with utilities and house-related things. I’m beyond lucky that I’m able to do that, too.
Next on the list is to reregister the car with the right address, and then finally start looking at my fitness and gym options. I’m thinking of trying the Couch to 5k program, but it sounds so freaking intimidating! I’m not a runner unless someone is chasing me (seriously). There are some beautiful trails near our new place though, so we’d be stupid not to use them.
I’m starting to feel like I’m more settled, more myself in the city. And that makes sense; university is kind of where I became myself. I am the person I am today because I decided to move to a city three hours away and try something totally different.
Now if only I could unpack everything, then I’d really be on a roll.