How is everyone?!
Oh my gosh… where do I even start?
First of all… between applying for jobs, graduation and trying to figure my entire life out…. I wasn’t quite sure what to do with this little blog.
For my closest family and friends, having a blog is a little ironic for me… because I am extremely private.
So I did the worst thing EVER. I let this sweet little blog expire. Then I realized how MUCH I missed it. Once I started feeling settled and finally back to normal… I couldn’t stop thinking about it!!
A LOT (okay… a lot to me…) of $$$$ later- I am BACK!!
Now let’s back up to graduation in May… talk about bittersweet?!
It was a great weekend with family and best friends… but one of the hardest of my life.
Why? I absolutely LOVE Dallas… I absolutely LOVE my best friends… I absolutely LOVED every single moment of college…
And one week after graduation, thanks to some amazing mentors at an internship my last semester at SMU, convinced me to give this job a shot. So- I packed everything up and moved to Lubbock, TX.
Not sure what Lubbock is? I wasn’t either. I knew it was a college town and that was about it.
I had never seen Lubbock. I knew absolutely nothing about it. I applied a million places for jobs and Lubbock was the best of all the worlds for me. As you may remember, I majored in journalism and wanted to be a reporter. Now to be a reporter…. you don’t start anywhere big and I can now testify that this job is FAR from glitzy and glamour… but I absolutely love it!!
The first time I saw Lubbock was the day I moved here. Ha. I found an apartment online- thanks to my sweet grandmother for helping me out with this! And I just moved… hoping for the best! In my head I pictured a TEENY TINY town with one WalMart… but I was TOTALLY mistaken. It’s not Dallas… but it does everything I need and a lot of really fun spots, too!
I have to admit… this transition isn’t easy.
Most of my friends are still in Dallas. My family is now 13 hours away instead of 6… and Parker and I don’t have limitless money to visit each other.
I cried every single time for the first 2 weeks I got in the car… because let me tell you…. this small town is SPREAD OUT. It is growing and apparently looks totally different than it did even 5 years ago. But now that I have slowly started figuring stuff out… I kinda love it.
My job is going great and I’m learning a boat load (for privacy purposes… I am just going to tell you I am working for a news station and as reporter in Lubbock), I love my little apartment…. and the most important part- I have A NEW PUPPY that I rescued the day before I picked up my whole life and moved here.
Everyone meet Laya. The newest and BEST addition to my life.
I thought I was doing her a favor by rescuing her… but in actuality, she is the very best thing that could have happened to me at this point. It is kinda crazy to think that such a little furry thing could add so much to my life… but she really does.
I have always had dogs growing up and have always been a huge dog lover… but having one that is my sole responsibility is a totally different story! I will do a whole post on this crazy nugget soon… because there is no way I can put her whole personality into this post… just expect this blog to become the Laya blog. And yes I am TOTALLY that person that thinks her dog is the best dog that ever existed.
So this is where I will leave you.
Stay tuned for more on my life to fill you in… and P leaves tomorrow after being here for a week- it was such a treat!!
Be back soon!