I am a Cali girl, I lived there from the age of 8 to 3 days ago, and now I am living in a place where weather happens. I don't know what to do with myself or how to keep my fingertips or ears from falling off. It's cold. And there never seems to be enough warmth, in fact the only time I'm warm is when I am drinking a glass of wine, so I might just have to become a boozer to stay warm.
Another problem is I'm a writer, so I am often an introvert. I don't know anyone personally in Alabama, although I do have some internet friends living near me. It's daunting to make new friends. It's daunting to begin a new life. I really feel like I have no idea what I'm doing.
I have no problem sharing my trials or tribulations. As an author I feel like I should share, just so that you out there know I am a real person, with real person problems, I'm scared, I'm nervous, I'm excited, and I'm sad. Then again besides all of this, I like adventure. I like that there are a ton of abandoned sites I can visit (when it's a little warmer I think, I mean seriously, how long does this fingertip killing cold last, I may run out of Kleenex for my nose before then). I like that I can take a day trip to Nashville and Memphis and a weekend to Atlanta or New Orleans. I like that I am being grown-up enough to move and start a new life and make new friends and just be awesome.
In all honesty I have a hankering for some really good Mexican food. A fatty, lard filled, toasted and overfull bean and cheese burrito with real (not mayonnaise) guacamole and spicy (which I shouldn't eat) salsa.
Here is to new adventures, and hoping I don't freeze my fingers, toes, nose, or ears off in this chilling, horrifying cold!