The past few weeks have been a whirlwind. Last week was spent cleaning my childhood bedroom and packing up my entire life for my move. Then the later part of last week was spent shopping for apartment items and moving said items/boxes of clothing and furniture into my car and apartment. Throw in a late wedding and my and James’ parents meeting for the first time and there was little time to relax.
On top of the moving fiasco, I also started my new job on Monday. While it’s all very exciting and new, it has put me quite a bit behind on a lot of things, including reading and commenting on blogs, going on social media, and staying up-to-speed on what’s going on in the world (I didn’t even hear about the royal baby until late that night!) Putting all of the stressful things aside, here is a little life update.
Work: Work is going really well so far. I have the nicest boss and friendliest team here. Everyone is so smart and creative and I definitely am starting to feel “at home”, or as much as a newbie can after a week. I’m excited for all of the upcoming projects and to get to use and learn about new tools and programs in the field of SEO. I also enjoy my hours and office- there seems to be an amazing work/life balance and we have a kick-ass snack room. Need I say more? Hoboken is really awesome and I can’t wait to explore it more and more.
Commute: I was really nervous about my commute at first because I am not a big commuter. I don’t really love driving or public transportation and I have no sense of direction at all (it’s terrible, I know). The thought of getting on the wrong train or subway stop just makes me break out in hives. Fortunately, my commute to work is very easy. I walk 5 minutes to the train station, take a 30-minute train ride and then walk 5 minutes to my office. Easy peasy! Sure, it takes some time to adjust to it, but I can’t complain really!
Apartment: I love our space. We live on the 2nd floor in a townhouse-style apartment complex. The great part is we have our own door, no one living above us and don’t have to share a hallway or anything like most apartments. Although it’s not huge, I think it’s a really great space for our first apartment, especially for the price. I’m very excited to start decorating and of course posting photos on the blog! A lot of boxes and bins are still waiting to be unpacked, but that’s what this weekend is for. My only complaint- lack of closet space. Meh.