HE AGREES

Thursday, February 7, 2013


I'm in a funny place these days. I keep complaining about how much weight I've gained since we moved to San Francisco, and Zach just stares at me blankly. I say I need some girlfriends (because they'd understand!) Zach agrees.

I make some Valentines for my friends in L.A., to let them know I miss them. But when I finish, they look bad. Like, really bad. Zach says they're "not my best work." I agree and I'm disappointed.

My job is an internet job, so I spend a lot of time by myself. When Zach gets home from work, I maul him with conversation because I haven't talked to a real person in hours. I say we need a cat to keep me company... and to film on Vine. Zach disagrees.

Facebook tells me that everyone from college is doing amazing things with their lives. And it makes me second guess my career path. Am i doing the right thing? Am I on the right track? Zach says I am. But I just don't know. Maybe I should go back to school? All the cool people went back to school.

My favorite character from Downton Abbey died last week and I'm still sad. She and I had gotten pretty close this year. Again, I tell Zach I really need some new girlfriends. He agrees.

So, I go to the grocery store and buy some flowers. That helps a little, I think.  


15 comments:

  1. I have been here. I have so been here. Bible Study, Meetup.com, and set coffee dates with everyone you meet that you think could become a friend. Good luck Alison- I'll be praying for some fellowship to come your way!

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    1. Aw, thanks TiAnna. It's nice to know I'm not alone. I'm sure we'll find friends eventually. :)

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  2. Oh I know that was so shocking with Sybil! She was the best out of all of them almost to good to be true I guess. Funny thing is I was more sad at Edith's wedding episode then Sybil's last...anyway I hope you feel better soon :)

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    1. True - Edith's wedding was super-sad too. This whole season has been an emotional roller coaster!

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  3. I've totally been there, when we first moved to LA and Ryan was in school most of the time and I worked at a job where it was just me and my boss (a 52 year old woman). It took a couple years, honestly, to start to feel more at home here. Making friends as an adult is hard. But you can do it!

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    1. Ugh, I know! This is the first time I've had to make new friends without school to help out! I'm sure it'll get better with time... Thanks for your support though, Ann! It means a lot. More than you know! xoxo

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  4. i think you're awesome, fun, creative, and super cool! hang in there. it's always hard moving to a new city.

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  5. You should write more posts like this.

    Moving to a new place is out-of-control difficult. You'll make new friends soon I'm sure. I read this recently, sounds like you: http://marianlibrarian.com/2013/01/how-to-move-to-a-new-city-and-not-cry-in-the-corner-from-loneliness/ Maybe you could be friends with her! She does social media work too.

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    1. Thanks Kristi - I totally just emailed her. And I REALLY enjoyed her blog post.
      Also, thanks so much for the encouragement! I'm definitely trying to be more open about my life through this blog... we'll see how it goes! xo

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  6. I've moved 2 countries during 3 years, so I know how it is, but it gets better and better! We did get a dog, though..

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    1. Hahah! That's what I'm saying! We need a pet to keep me company. :) No, really - thanks for your support though. It's nice to know I'm not alone!

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  7. You'll get there, honestly. Me and my boyfriend moved to London just over a couple of years ago - with no job and no friends. Looking back it seems crazy but everything worked out in the end, doesn't stop me contemplating carrer change/going back to school/stressing about life in general though! :)

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    1. Haha - I guess it's just all part of life, right? Thanks for your encouragement... it's much appreciated right now!

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  8. Wow, what a beautiful piece, Al. This is one of my favorite things I've seen you write: simple, poignant, honest, bittersweet. This makes me miss you a lot and I was already thinking of you and missing you before reading this. :)

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