13 July 2012

I'm Not New

Ten Feet Off Beale

Yesterday, while getting my hair cut, I noticed something. I'm not new here anymore. It will be two years in August that I've lived in Memphis. It's hard to believe. The first time I got hair cut here, I remember talking to the hairdresser about how I was still relatively new in Memphis but that so far I loved it. 

Well, since then I've had three different jobs, a new apartment, and even this blog is new since then. I've settled in. I've found my niche. Now, I'm not saying I'm going to live here forever, I have no idea where life is going to take me, but what I do know is that I am happy.

I have learned so much about this place and I consider this home. I've settled. I've found places I love to go, I've made amazing friends, I've put myself out there, I've figured out who I am what I believe and what I like. I've grown up.

This will probably be sad for my family to hear, but I think this is a good thing. My parents raised me to be independent. I am extremely grateful for that. I left the nest and was able to find a tree of my own to call home because of their guidance and the lessons they taught me. 

I will always consider myself a Jersey Girl, but I think this crazy Memphis town really suits me... for now at least :)


  1. Yay!! I love that your love it down here :)

  2. that's great! i am the new girl in town and can't wait to feel more like i belong. at least i got my new driver's license so that's a step :)

  3. Awww.. sweet post!
    What brought you to Memphis originally?

  4. Hoorah for being offically a local. Good work, my dear. PS- where do you get your hair cut? Also, let's hang out sometime. :)

  5. Lucky girl! I can't WAIT to feel that way about our new town. Someday I hope to end up in a city, a big city :)

  6. It is always a great feeling to feel like a new town isn't new anymore. I moved to Auburn in 2005 and it has been 'home' ever since!!

  7. Memphis sounds like a nice place to be! I would LOVE to go there!! I am glad things are falling into place for you! I know exactly what it feels like to be "at home"...


  8. i came over from vintagewannabees link party
    i see your from jersey orginally thats where i am, but i have moved to two places i knew nobody in before and loved it . its an adventure and glad to see your happy where you are!

  9. I live in Nashville so I am a fellow Tennessean. I am also your newest follower.



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