It’s been some time since I’ve written anything here. A lot has changed. I’ve taken a job up in Philadelphia. It was a bit sudden but I’ve been out here for about a six weeks now. It’s definitely different than living in the suburbs of Miami-Dade county. Luckily, I’ve managed to dodge a really bad winter. I don’t think I would’ve survived that.
I think I am more or less settled. I’ve got a place along with two roommates out in Manayunk, which is a neighborhood right before the city limits in northeast Philly. It’s a really lively area made up of students and beginner pros. Maybe a little noisy but it’s a small price to pay to be walking distance to all the nightlife. I hadn’t really lived like this since being out in New Zealand and that was for a shorter period of time.
Of course, moving out to a new area comes with it’s own challenges. Similar to when I moved to Orlando, developing a social life has been a difficult task. However, having roommates who are sociable and friendly has made the experience better than before. Everything still feels temporary and it will probably remain that way until I find a crowd of people who I can develop close relationships with.
Getting my social life settled will be no easy task. I left a really good thing in Miami. At my previous job I have found a group of friends that I felt a bond with similar to that of the friends I grew up with in grade school. It was really difficult leaving that behind. It made the move that much more scary. My best friend moved out west the same weekend I did. That really spreads out my old crew who I’ve managed to keep in touch with until now.
I’ve convinced myself that this move is a necessary step to growing up and those friends I left behind are not lost forever. If it wasn’t me moving away it would be them as they were all looking for ways out of Miami as well. I can only pray that they find their way up here where it will be easier to reconnect.
Perhaps I should focus on my personal development while I am out here.