If you're wondering how this small town adventurer left gorgeous California for Massachusetts, read this blog post on my journey to moving to Massachusetts.
Now that I have lived in Massachusetts for a few months, I can tell you what I like and don't like about living here.
Here are some reasons I love it here: [a] I love the history that is here. [b] I love that there is so much to do. Events, restaurants, bars, etc, etc. It's be never ending! [c] In seven and a half months, I have lost twenty-three pounds. Yes, you read that right! The miracles of walking! [d] I've learned to be much more dependent on my own. Moving to a place not knowing anyone has made me settle with the fact that it is okay to do things on your own - something I have always hated to do. I like having someone to do things with. [e] I love that I don't have to defend my love for the Patriots anymore. Being with Patriots fans to watch the game just makes it so much better. [f] There are SEASONS. So, the whole winter thing totally isn't my fav, but I can overlook that fact.
Some things that are not my fav: [a] Target being 30 minutes away. I haven't been to Target in like two months. Why? Because I don't want to take the stupid bus to Target. [b] I hate buses. I always end up falling or making a fool of myself on the bus I feel, so I prefer to not take them. Or I never know when they are going to arrive so I get frustrated when I have to wait 10+ minutes for them to arrive. Because, seriously three buses are supposed to stop there but not a one has come in all the time I am waiting? [c] the closest mall is 20 to 30 minutes away. Basically all my fav stores are so far away. Why can't they be closer? Why, why, why? [d] I have to go to a liquor store to buy alcohol. I would love to just be able to walk into my grocery store and purchase alcohol with my food. I feel like an alchie when I go to a liquor store to buy drinks.
There's still so much to see and do - I just can't wait until it begins to warm up so I can explore more. The cold is hindering all my motivation for wanting to do anything. So until the warm weather arrives, I'm gonna stay in and hibernate.