Here’s Looking at you, Houston

Hey y’all and welcome back to That Blonde Rebel!

Last week marked my 1 year anniversary of moving to Houston. It’s been an awesome, wild, and surprising year filled with highs and lows and I thought I’d share what I’ve learned about myself and this city.

My last year in San Antonio was one of the hardest, saddest years of my life. Everything at school (former high school English teacher) felt like it was crumbling around me, my mom and I found her best friend passed away, and my anxiety and sadness was sending me into a downward spiral. My family and friends encouraged me to make a change and Houston was the logical place to go as it was close-ish to home, and I had both friends from high school and college here. Within a month of living here, Harvey hit. I was about to start a brand new job in corporate America and Houston was devastated by the flood. If there’s anything I’ve learned since moving here, it is that there is good in the world, we are resilient, and at the end of the day, it will be okay, maybe not right in that moment, but things will be okay. I’ve learned to be strong, to bet on myself, and know that every single day I am growing and learning in some way, whether it’s emotional/mental growth, career growth, or blogging growth, I am proud of the person I see in the mirror today. This city has brought out the best in me, encouraging me to meet new people, try new things, and branch out. I cannot wait to see what this next year has in store. Every experience (both good and bad, happy and tragic) leading up to this big move to humid Houston has prepared me for the hiccups and triumphs this life has to offer. I’ve got to say though, I’m definitely ready for more triumphs!

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That’s all, folks!

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