I can’t believe this is my first actual post about New York, considering we moved in September. I actually think the move was a big enough change to get me off my blogging game. I kept telling my husband I didn’t feel like writing, which is quite weird considering how much I enjoyed my weekly posts just a few months ago. It’s true that we had a lot to do in a short amount of time, which left very little time to sit down and write about what was happening to us.
The kitchen situation in our temporary housing certainly wasn’t anything to write home (or a post) about. While I am very thankful for the opportunity to be in corporate housing for two months, as we went apartment hunting, the kitchen equipment was less than basic and didn’t really inspire me to cook anything too exciting. And, let’s be honest, the crappy kitchen was a great excuse to try out a bunch of new restaurants. 🙂
With that said, I am not complaining about being in New York. So far, I love the big city life. Yes, it was a big adjustment for this small town girl (although Atlanta was a good transition), but it was the life my husband and I had been talking about trying for a long time, and I’m so glad we did. I love being able to walk and take the train everywhere, having a million restaurant options, and having such easy access to new foods and cultures. While the first two months were super busy with the move, looking for a job and finding an apartment, I also had a chance to play tourist a bit, which was a lot of fun.
All this to say that, about 3 weeks ago, we finally moved in to our new, real apartment. I won’t lie and tell you we are completely done settling in but we are definitely moving in the right direction. The moment that really made it real was Thanksgiving day, as I prepared my first real meal in our new house (and really the part I cared about, my new kitchen). I didn’t make anything too crazy, just a few simple dishes and turkey meatballs. As we sat at my husband’s vintage foldable picnic table, we both thought, “It’s finally starting to feel like our home”.
I can’t wait to be inspired by my new surroundings to come up with new and exciting dishes. And, of course, I can’t wait to share it all with you. 🙂