I’ve officially passed the two month mark in Chicago! I’m starting to get the hang of things and getting settled in. While the blog has been on the back burner for a while, I think I’ve finally gotten my daily/weekly routine to the point where I can schedule time to write. Because the lack of posts hasn’t been a result of not having anything interesting to tell you about; in fact, quite the opposite! So, I’m going to try a new post format today and tell you about some of the fun things I did this past weekend. Continue reading
I can hardly believe that it’s already been over a year since one of the most thrilling experiences of my life: shark cage diving! While I’m still awaiting those pictures from Gita and Sunil (hint, hint!), I did find this funny video I made a while back, using footage from our diving trip off the coast of Gaansbai, South Africa, AKA Shark Alley. As you can see, we had a blast!
Would you ever go shark cage diving? Tell me, what’s the most adventurous thing you’ve ever done?
Moving isn’t easy. As much as I enjoy a change of pace and a new adventure, I’ve never enjoyed the logistical aspects of moving. Despise may be the more accurate word. There’s all the little things, like finding an apartment and the fastest route to work (still working on both of those items). But there’s also the task of creating a social life and making new friends. Having previously experienced the travails of moving to a new city where I didn’t know anyone, I basically resigned myself to the fact that I would have a lot of bored and lonely days, especially early on. Perhaps I’m a bit older and wiser (or perhaps older and more tired), but the thought of being on my own for a while and having a few chill nights at home didn’t seem like such a bad thing this time around. I think my raging case of FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out), exacerbated by the frenetic NYC lifestyle, is finally beginning to subside! So I was completely at peace with the idea of a few nights spent watching TV in my PJs. But the reality is, I have’t even had a chance to be on my own because I’ve already made so many new friends! Continue reading
As my friend Kristy said, I moved to Chicago just in time for the big St. Patrick’s Day festivities. And boy does this city go all out! The holiday is kicked off by dying the Chicago River green. This was something I really wanted to see! Not knowing what to expect, I ended up walking towards the water, and followed the people headed that way. To be honest, I was amazed at how uncrowded it was! There were so many viewing points, that there was plenty of room for everyone. I arrived about 10 minutes before the main event, and got a prime viewing spot. Continue reading