As some of you have been asking me, no, I have not given up on this blog. I know it’s been over a month since I’ve posted anything, but the last few weeks have been crazy busy, and I just have not had the time to write anything. However, I just started a new job where I work nights, so the goal is to post two or three times a week. Keeping in accordance with that, let me update you on what the last month has looked like for me.
Sarah and I crossed off #309: Move to a city. On September 15, we officially became roommates, something we’ve been telling people we were for months. Our apartment is absolutely perfect! I told her that it feels like they were looking at the blueprints for the building and said “Alright, so this unit is going to be Grace and Sarah’s apartment.” We are so in love with it, and with living in the city. There is just so much more to do and it is so convenient. The other day I left the front door, went to Target, bought what I needed, and walked through my front door all in eight minutes. I have never been able to do that in my entire life. Usually it is a twenty minute drive to WalMart (because I’ve never had a Target close by) and a twenty minutes back. At that point, just picking up one thing seems pointless, so I’ll spend half an hour looking for other things I may need. Needless to say, this is much better.
I have also started a new Youtube channel dedicated to this blog. The channel itself is a little hard to find at the moment, but I am working on that. In the meantime, I will be posting the videos to my Twitter account (@CrossIt_Off) as well as directly to this blog. I am hoping to do about one video a week, but we will see how that goes. Here is the very first video, all about our move. #309: Move to a City.
On September 24, my best friend from college, Abby, her mom, and I went to see Halestorm, a band that we have loved since our Freshman year. It was unbelievable! If you have not heard them before, go listen right now. Lzzy Hale has one of the most BA voices I have heard in my entire life. The woman is a goddess. We had the most amazing time jumping around screaming out lyrics to songs that we used to listen to quietly in my dorm room. It was so surreal. And with that, I crossed off #21: Go to a concert of a favorite band.
Other fun memories made: On the 22nd, Sarah, her mom, and I went to see Tim McGraw and Faith Hill’s Soul to Soul tour. That was incredible. You could tell that they were feeling a little rundown, but they are still legends. Not to mention, they are one of the cutest couples on the face of this planet. They played all of the songs I hoped they would, which is always nice. It was an amazing night.
Last Saturday, Sarah, some of our friends, and I went to World’s of Fun for the Halloween Haunt. Now, something you must know about me going forward is Halloween is my favorite day of the entire year. It is a big deal. I go all out. So we got the Fast Passes to get into the 8 different haunts. At first I was a little apprehensive to do so because they were pretty pricey. But after going through the first haunt from beginning of the line to the end in like 15 minutes while the regular wait time was an hour, I became pretty grateful. We had an absolute blast. The best part, for me anyway, was when we went through our sixth haunt. We were nearing the end when I noticed that one of the actors had a familiar voice. As I got closer, I saw that it was my friend Andrea whom I worked with at the Brownville Village Theatre. I had no idea that she was working the haunt, so my eyes immediately lit up, and I let out an involuntary, “Oh my GOD!!!” Upon which she said “Well Grace Cole,” still in character might I add, and gave me a hug. I wanted to ask her how she was and all of those customary greetings when you see a friend you haven’t seen in a while, but I didn’t want to pull her out of the world anymore than I already had, plus I knew there was another group behind us. So I just said,” I love you!” and continued walking. When I saw the rest of my group, they looked very confused. Then I realized that they had no idea that I knew her, so they assumed I was hugging a random actor. I got a huge quick out of it.
Other than that, it has just been a lot of unpacking, getting accustomed to the area, and meeting many new people. So far, I am so in love with this new life. I can’t wait to see what the rest of this journey will bring.