Just like the Seattle Mariners, I find myself in a slump. While the Mariners lose game after game at Safeco Field, I waste weekend by weekend in lovely Kirkland, WA. Maybe it's because we've yet to see Spring here in the state of Washington, but I definitely have to do something other than go to Target and sit in my apartment on the computer all day.
I have a list a mile long of things I want to do and see here this summer. Of course, I have some lovely visitors coming in the upcoming weeks (so maybe I'm secretly waiting for them to come to get my ass in gear!) I want to go to the mountains, to the beach, on numerous hikes to waterfalls, to the San Juan islands, I want to take the Ferry Across the Pugent Sound (however, all of these activities are WEATHER permitting!) It's still snowing in the mountains and raining here on land. Who wants to be outside when it's 48 and raining?! Welcome to Seattle, right?!
Now that my apartment is the way I want it, and I finally have things how they need to be, it's time to find friends, to socialize, to network. I am determined to get myself out there (or at least I am today, we'll see if I feel the same way next week!)
Have you moved to a new city before? What advice do you have to offer to help me meet new people? It's different to move to a new city compared to moving away for college, or summer camp, or graduate school, or even Korea (where there were hundreds of people who also needed to make friends.) Moving to Seattle and living in the suburbs does not equate to "immediate friends and fun!" Who would have thought?!
All in all, things will get better. They have to get better, right?!