Wedding planning wasn’t stressful enough so I decided to get a new job and relocate 2 months before our ceremony *sarcasm*
I got a job offer that was able to match my previous job’s salary but located in Florida so I decided to take it.
I had enough of the cold weather in Iowa. Being from Trinidad, I don’t think I could ever adapt to the subfreezing temperatures. Plus, Florida is so much cheaper to fly back to Trinidad to see my family.
Thankfully my awesome fiancé is supportive of the move and is willing to move down there with me. Unfortunately, I’ll have to spend the initial month on my own in Florida till he can join me. Funny how I got so used to having someone around to torment; I miss him tons and anxiously await seeing him again.
The new job aligns closer to what I want to be doing and being back in Florida where I went to college is pretty awesome.
Lots of new developments in the city since I left 3 years ago. Place is busier now with lots of new businesses and more companies.
I moved to a gated community apartment place with pretty cool amenities like pool, gym, valet trash service, etc. Much nicer than the place I rented when I was a broke college student.
I shipped my car down here too. It actually reached here a few hours before I did. Thankfully a good friend was able to collect it and keep it safe for me till my flight got in. Apparently it’s really easy to get a car shipped. Auto shipping companies went into bidding war over getting my business.
Still waiting for all my junk from Iowa to get shipped down here. So the apartment is pretty empty. Trying to get things setup and decorated in preparation for my fiancé’s arrival. This will be our first place we get together.
It’s been a whole week of sleeping on an airbed and sitting in a camp chair in the apartment, kind of like glamping. Don’t enjoy moving stuff at all.
I still miss some things in Iowa, the open farms and spaces, friends, local food but my fiancé is a part of the Midwest I’ll always have with me.
Overall, I’m glad to be back in the Sunshine State 🙂 Warm weather suits me much better. Orlando and Miami are within a few hours’ drive, plus I get to wear flip flops all year now which is good since the beach is 15 minutes’ away 😉 Stay tuned for more Florida tales.