The past few weeks have been a whirlwind and I am incredibly grateful to my brother and sister in law who have let us stay with them until we found a place to live. Let’s just say finding a place was no easy task. If you are in search of a place in Dallas email me and I will fill you in on all of my tips I learned the long way. At this point I feel like I could become a real estate agent in this town! Unless you know a good realtor or want to live in a cookie cutter apartment complex, you are basically on your own and don’t count on Craigslist in Dallas to be of any use to you. The place I ended up finding (after seeing probably over 20) is amazing and can not wait to move in this week! Some of the best parts… backyard and recycling bin pick up! That means I will fulfill my pledge I made back in April for Earth Day to start a compost bin. Can not wait to stop throwing all of that organic material into the landfill! Twenty four percent of our trash could be composted (as stated by the EPA)!
Of course, I started my job at the Dallas Zoo as well! Day one = played with a penguin. Day three = fed a stingray. Day five = visited my childhood favorites, koalas! All in all it was a fabulous first week. One of my favorite parts of the Dallas Zoo is the creek running through it with tons of native plants (huge trees!) and tons of turtles! One of my lofty goals is to get down to that creek and create some water quality curriculum for kids to study the creek… oh to dream.
I am now about to enter week three and my email inbox is full and my to do list is huge! How quickly that happens. I am excited to dive in, just can’t wait for a few more months when I start to know everyone a bit more and all of the systems in place. Starting a new job is exciting and terrifying all at the same time.
“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone. So if you’re feeling uncomfortable right now, know that the change taking place in your life is a beginning, not an ending.” Neale Donald Walsch.
The past few weeks have also been a treat because I have spent a lot of time with my cutie pie nephews and even had the chance to make it back to Connecticut for one of my BF’s weddings.
Take a second to view the plethora of pictures I have taken over the past few weeks. I hope the pictures inspire you to get outside, create some journeys and take lots of pictures!
One other thing I am extremely excited about is I will be taking the train to work everyday and losing a 2-4 hour commute everyday! My lifetime dream to not have a car is getting closer and closer, so close I can smell it!
Another new beginning!