I suppose it had to happen some time.

I’ve been delaying writing this post. I guess I thought if I didn’t post it and didn’t talk about it, it wouldn’t be real. I’m officially a grown up. I have a big kid job in Eastern Kentucky. I am a public defender and I am so proud of everything I have accomplished. Unfortunately it also means that I am no longer a kid. I can’t just runaway when things get tough. Things have certainly got tough. I don’t really know anyone down here, aside from my co-workers, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. My co-workers are fun and I enjoy working with them, but when the work day is done they all go home to their significant others. I go home to my empty apartment. I know that it will take some time to get to know people but it can get a little boring.

So there you go, I went from the girl living in Cleveland going out and exploring and eating in great restaurants, to the girl living at home with her parents, until I finally became an adult in a town in the middle of nowhere. I’m going still getting my apartment set up. For the most part it is unpacked and looks great, but I’m in search of a place to keep my record player and record collection, and I want a new bed.

I also want to start my new life. Eat healthy, exercise more, read more, and pursue some of my passions. There is a state park just down the road from my house with fantastic hiking trails. There are beautiful parks all over Eastern Kentucky. I think this will slowly become about my experiences learning to live in yet another completely different place: recipes, clothes, and new adventures as I wander. I did it when I moved to Cleveland and Italy and I can certainly do it again. But at the end of every day I just miss my little pup.

If anyone has any ideas on how best to acclimate to this new world, feel free to leave your advice below!

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