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.
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.
New Siggi’s flavor spotted at Whole Foods. Sooo delicious. Has anyone tried this yet?
Torchy’s Tacos. The bacon, egg and cheese breakfast taco is a game changer.
Bananarchy food truck. This was a banana covered in peanut butter, chocolate and vanilla toppings, with sprinkles and graham crackers. Heavenly.
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.
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.
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!
- Have you ever moved? How long did it take before you felt like you belonged?