My friend reminded me recently that when I'm down I always count my blessings, so I've decided to think of 10 things that have improved since moving to the DC burbs.
1. My driving skills -- or skillz as we used to say at Moviefone -- have gotten considerably better
2. Food is cheaper, even the Starbucks iced mochas I've resorted to buying now that Pillow is 225 miles away
3. The kids play much better together (even though they naturally get on each other's nerves) now that they have a big room of their own.
4. I no longer miss working full time. I used to feel bummed about not working at my old job, but now I'm relieved and grateful I no longer have to clock in. It's not the kind of job I'd want to have with my young kids.
5. I've received many more freelance assignments recently, and I'm bringing home more than I imagined.
6. Househunting has made me realize that owning a home is really important to me, and it would be a dream come true to have a place. This wouldn't have been possible in New York.
7. Our apartment complex has a pool, which is perfect for lazy summer afternoons.
8. Trader Joe's frozen entrees rock, and they're super easy to
9. All of the museums in DC are FREE!
10. We go to the library every week, and it actually has a great children's collection.
That was good to do. Maybe next time it won't take two days to think of 10 things! Has anyone else had major moving pains as an adult? I'd love to know how you made it through.