There are so many things to appreciate about our new city. We’ve been here two weeks and are still painting everything and trying to find things like coffee mugs, but things are slowly coming together. A huge plus? We’ve socialized with friends almost every day!
Moving within walking distance to our friends has made such a huge difference. In Kingston, we were huge homebodies, we didn’t have any close friends, and it took at least ten minutes to walk anywhere worthwhile. Here, we walk across the street to the farmer’s market, we can several blocks to the riverfront, we can walk to a bar or any number of restaurants or the library or a bookstore. I know that this means great things, especially for the upcoming fall and winter, when I tend to hibernate.
Here are some Hudson highlights I have snapped so far:
On another note, I’ve already felt the change to less daylight each day. I feel as though I’m in a transitional place, both waiting for and trying to make things happen here. Starting over for me means both anxiety and anticipation, and I’m very much in a one day at a time frame of mind. Also, in this space of stressful move + accepting the seasonal depression as it sweeps over when it chooses, being gentle with myself is super important.
Off to take a nice walk and maybe use my new library card. Hope all is well with you, friends.