I’ve wanted to blog about my journey to Florida so bad! But I’ve also waited very patiently, knowing I’d have a lot more to share once I had time under my belt in my new home.
So far, so good.
Have you ever had the feeling you were just meant to be in a certain place? Well, then you know how I’m feeling.
It’s been a little over a month since I drove more than 2,000 miles away from home, to Fort Myers, FL. It’s been a whirlwind. It’s been scary at times. It’s been fun. But most of all it’s been exactly what I’ve been looking for, for years.
Ever since I can remember I’ve wanted to stretch my wings and fly away from the ‘norm’. Now, here I am.
As many of you know, the reason why I came down to Fort Myers is because of my new job with NBC2. It’s been the best decision of my life. The people, the atmosphere and the pace is exactly what I need. In news, it’s not always easy to find your grove, or ‘fit in’ right away. That’s because this business is very fast, very vigorous and very stressful. People don’t have time to coddle you or take the time to make you feel at home when you first get in. It’s go, go, go. And that’s how it has been, with exceptions. I’ve had my questions answered, I’ve had my work critiqued, and I’ve been pushed on occassion and that’s good! It’s exactly what I need, most people need, to get better at the craft.
I really can’t wait to keep chugging on my journey here.
I’m still getting used the palm trees, the warm weather in February and the fact that no one is actually FROM Florida. Slowly but surely as I wake up each day it feels more like ‘my place’. I admit, I do feel content. Like I said before everything feels right to me and that’s important. I’ve always been told to follow my instincts.
Right now, I’m living in a one bedroom apartment, very close to work. It’s just a quick trip down the road. Although, compared to Fargo, there’s tons more traffic and a lot more stop lights to get through before actually making it to my desk on time!
Also, soon I’m thinking about getting a puppy! I’ve wanted one for who knows how long and finally this apartments accepts pets:) Ugh, can’t wait!!
No. Not what you think I’m about to say. My love for my home state, Minnesota has not changed! In fact, moving farther away has definitely made my heart grow fonder for my favorite piece of frozen tundra. The lakes, the people, the snow and yes, the cold, I miss it all. But don’t worry, I’ll be home soon!
Hope you all can follow my journey as I take on this great adventure here in Florida!!