Hi all, this is going to be a quick post because I am up to my eyeballs in things that need to get done yesterday/today/tomorrow. The show is literally taking over my life, and there is no way I would be functioning right now without my amazing co-pres, Christine. 🙂
Anyway, on to the big news. I am moving to Charlotte in June!!
Originally when I got my job in November, I was going to be working at the office in Raleigh. I planned on living at home for a couple months and then finding a place for myself after I had a concrete schedule/made some payments on my student loans. A couple days ago, I received a call from my future employer and they asked me how I felt about being in Charlotte (which is the main office in NC). I had intitally wanted to be in Charlotte because most of the team works there and it has a fun, younger atmosphere–so I was totally ready to go!
I am still getting used to the idea of packing up and moving, but I am so excited as well! Ever since I studied abroad sophomore year, I have wanted to move and experience a new place.
I love traveling and change of scenery in general. However, my post graduation plans were a bit focused on staying close enough to Durham so I could see this guy at least a couple times a month.
I am hoping that Charlotte is the perfect distance away from home: so it feels like I am starting my young professional life, but I am also near enough to my family and friends.
Now I am online apartment hunting and looking into ways to meet people/make friends. Right now, I don’t know exactly what I want as far as a place to live-but must haves include a patio/deck and well lit kitchen. As far as the friend situation, I am thinking about joining a running/triathlon group as well as a gym, church, and maybe some type of photography group.
Any ideas for ways to meet potential friends in a new place? Moving suggestions or tips? What are your apartment/home must-haves?