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Staying calm and moving on

Staying calm and moving on
Staying calm and moving on

Oh boy it’s been awhile. I am so sorry. I can’t believe I let things get so out of hand. Not checking in on Facebook or Twitter and above all not updating this at all.

It’s been a rough couple of months for me. If you know me, you know why. For those of you who don’t, allow me to explain. I don’t typically stray from fashion and or travel on here, but allow me to divulge for a moment.

Many of you know I’ve only had a few serious relationships in my time. My last ex of 4 years cheated on me and then I met my most recent ex. Yes, I said ex. We were together for just over a year when we decided to break up at the end of February. The breakup was his doing not mine but it still was “for the best”. However we were living together.  This hit me hard on a few levels. For starters this was my first apartment and the first person I ever truly lived with. It was ridiculously hard to pack up my life.

After the breakup shock wore off we decided to stay friends during the remainder of my stay in the apartment. During the month of March, I spent my time packing up my life and slowly moving it back home. Another thing that wasn’t sitting right with me, having to move home. It comes at a great point in my life however, I am starting school again, and of course paying out-of-pocket, so moving home was actually a better way for me to save money and start paying for school. So my breakup was actually a blessing in disguise? That’s what I’ve been telling myself to get through this horrific time.

So needless to say, the only thing I could do during the month of March was watch re-runs of Grey’s because it was comforting. I wanted to write here so badly but I just couldn’t focus on anything. So here I am, mostly settled back into my old bedroom and I’m ready to kick things up a notch around here. I hope you will forgive my absence, I’ve missed you all!

Thanks for reading! XOXO *Lindsay*

City or Suburbs: Where would you live?

City or Suburbs: Where would you live?
City or Suburbs: Where would you live?

Moving crosses my mind at least once a week. Whether it’s due to my current job, location, or surrounding environment; the urge to move is there. The question now becomes, where would I move to?

I’ve been toying with the idea of making my way over the west coast (boyfriend in hand) perhaps in the next few years. Cities such as Seattle, Portland, and San Diego really spark my interest. When I think of major cities like those mentioned I have vivid images of people bustling to work, skyscrapers, and courier-services. The thought of being around so many people and buildings is almost enough to cause an anxiety attack but it is a tempting thought.

Currently I reside in the suburbs about 10minutes outside Providence. I love Providence so much but there are definitely things that we are missing. So while I am living in the suburbs I have made a pros and cons list that I thought I would share with you and in hopes you will share your pros and cons about where you live.

Suburbain Living

Pros:

Neighborhoods: This is one of the biggest things for me. I like having neighbors and more importantly a neighborhood that I feel safe in.

Driving: I love to drive and be in control (maybe I need to work on this).

Space: There is lots of space in the suburbs; not feeling like you are on top of your neighbors is a good thing.

Cons: 

Driving: While I love to drive and be in control it would be nice not to have a car payment and be able to take public transportation, it would certainly save $$.

Location: While my current suburb is only 10minutes outside the city, you do have to worry about commuting and parking once in the city

City Living

Pros: 

No Vehicle: Not paying for a car or gas is HIGHLY appealing.

Proximity: Living in a larger city means more options for daily needs so your proximity is ultimately closer.

Staying Active: If you don’t have a car then walking to and from places is a huge plus in my book.

Cons:

Space: Living in apartment style housing is not too appealing, I like my space.

Public Transportation: While I’m all for saving money, there is just something a little bit skeevy about taking public transportation, it also doesn’t help that I have OCD and I’m a germaphobe.

People: So while I am revealing my quirks to you all, I should tell you that people in general tend to annoy me, so I can’t really imagine having to see and deal with hundreds of people on a daily basis.

So as you can see my lists are pretty even. I think that I would enjoy both aspects of suburban and city living. When compiling a list such as this one it is interesting to see what you might be willing to put up with. I might be willing to put up with a lot of people if it meant I would be saving $$ in car payments and gas.

You never know where you’ll end up and it’s certainly fun to think about. Please share your experiences with moving to different places with us, we’d love to know your thoughts!

Thanks for reading! XOXO *Lindsay*