Feeling Better + Feeling So Austin

Next Monday will mark my one year anniversary of moving to Austin. I cannot even begin to explain how this year flew, yet crawled by at the same time.

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SO much has changed in the last year. In some ways, I feel like a different person. All in all, this year has been incredible and I’m thankful for everyone & everything who has helped me along the way.

Recently, I’ve been identifying with this city more than ever. I really feel like I’m starting to belong. To give you an idea of what that’s like, here are some recent moments where I’ve felt so Austin.

Henna tattoo & Cuvee cold brew. I took this photo at Untapped Fest, a beer & music festival that was held here a few weekends ago.

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New Siggi’s flavor spotted at Whole Foods. Sooo delicious. Has anyone tried this yet?

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Okay, so Siggi’s is icelandic, but shopping at Whole Foods HQ makes me feel so Austin ; )

Torchy’s Tacos. The bacon, egg and cheese breakfast taco is a game changer.

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Bananarchy food truck. This was a banana covered in peanut butter, chocolate and vanilla toppings, with sprinkles and graham crackers. Heavenly.

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Starting my record collection. I am so pumped on my new record player & starting my collection. Call me hipster, but I’ll get up and change a record over listening to Spotify commercials any day.

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Running outside again. I picked up a pair of New Mizunos for $50(!!). I bought a similar pair when training for my half marathon for $110, so these were an absolute steal. I’m trying to get in as many outdoor runs as possible before it gets too hot.

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It’s been busy month due to visitors and trips out of town, but I’m finally feeling like I’m settling into a routine in Austin. It’s a good feeling.

For the last month after coming off my temporary vegan diet, I’ve actually felt a lot better. I’ve re-focused on lean animal proteins such as fish, chicken, eggs and Greek yogurt. Though I’ve indulged on special occasions, I’ve cleaned up my diet day-to-day.

Plus, the combo of nicer weather and less stress at work has helped me be more active. I’m feeling a bit more like myself again!

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Your Turn-

  • Have you ever moved? How long did it take before you felt like you belonged?
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9 thoughts on “Feeling Better + Feeling So Austin

  1. I’m ready to start immersing myself in my new Austin home! That Siggi’s yogurt sounds quite tasty. My fiance and I had Torchy’s Tacos our first visit there back in December! I had the salmon and pork tacos. I approve. 🙂 Another food place I highly recommend, and one that we will be visiting again as soon as we visit Austin in May and move in June, is Gourdough’s. It’s a food truck, but we ate at the restaurant. It was awesome!

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  2. girl I want one of those bananas!! I haven’t moved in quite some time but it looks like you are settling in well. While foods HQ would be so fun to shop in!!

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  3. I have been in Glasgow for seven weeks and I feel like I will never get used to it lol! I know a few other people who have moved over here from the states that said it took about 6-9 months to really feel at home and about a year before they didn’t want to book at ticket back home! Austin is a groovy place, I actually heard someone say the other day that they thought Glasgow was the Brit equivalient of Austin (you know, minus the awesome temps you guys get) but with food, art, music, etc. Just gotta embrace the awesome surroundings! Loving your record collection #GoVinyl 🙂

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  4. Girl I love this (and you!). When I moved to Florida 6 years ago it took me a good 2 years to finally feel at home. Now, I can’t imagine living anywhere else (although I know I will eventually and I know it will be OK!). Austin is lucky to have you.

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  5. Sounds like you’ve really settled into your new city! I always find that it takes me a good 6 months to a year to really settle into a new place. I GPS myself EVERYWHERE for the first couple of months, and then all of a sudden one day I realize that I finally know where I’m going a bit! Haha.

    On another note, one of my closest friends is moving to Austin in a few weeks (and she works for Whole Foods corporate actually!), so I think I’ll be visiting there sometime this year! I’ve never been before but I’ve heard great things 🙂

    And before I go I must comment on the foodie stuff – 1.) That banana looks AMAZING and 2.) I love Siggi’s and have not seen that flavor yet… It sounds awesome!

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    • Very cool, Nicole! What does your friend do? 🙂 Let me know if you do end up visiting! Haha and I feel you about the GPS .. except now I get cocky, and then I get lost! 😉 haha.

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  6. Moving is really tough. I don’t think enough people realize how hard it is to move and transition, especially when it’s so far from home! So happy to hear that it’s feeling more like home. I’m really split because I want to establish myself somewhere but at the same time there’s just so much I want to do and see I can’t seem to sit still. Also all those eats ❤

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