Since we found out that we will be moving to Santa Fe in February, I've been formulating some goals for myself in an effort to be proactive and not end up huddled in my room watching old episodes of 30 Rock and MST3k. When I spent a month in Arizona, I was determined to get out and enjoy my time there, and that determination helped me from completely falling apart.
These sort of reflect my resolutions this year, but I'm hoping to flesh them out a bit more here. As I said in my New Year's post, I hope you will all help me adhere to these.
1. Join a Crossfit Gym. I've learned something about myself over the last few months, and that is that I can't be trusted to work out without structure. I can convince myself that I don't really need to do that set of arm curls because today's a rest day with ease. I've eyed Crossfit, but we don't have a Crossfit program near us and I know it'd be difficult to do the Workouts of the Day on my own. When I found out we were moving this was one of the first things I checked out, and I'm happy to say that there is a functioning Crossfit gym in Santa Fe. Depending on costs and whether or not I have to travel for work, I want to join Crossfit within the first couple of months of moving.
2. Meet up with one or more of the groups on http://www.meetup.com. Have you guys ever heard of meetup.com? Basically it's a way to join and create meet up groups in a particular city or area. I have already signed up for a women's group there and I really want to strive to meet some new people and make good friends. A lot of the groups in Santa Fe have to do with tarot and developing one's psychic abilities, which aren't really up my alley, but I've found quite a few that I think may be interesting. The key is actually getting up off my ass and going to events.
3. Don't take out any frustrations out on Rob. I talked about this in my resolutions post but it bears repeating, if only to cement it further in my mind-grapes. I tend to lash out when I'm feeling hurt or sad or hopeless, and because Rob for some reason agreed to be stuck with me for the rest of his life he's often on the receiving end. But this isn't fair to him, and he deserves my support in this new endeavor.
4. Blog like crazy about the moving process and getting to know life as a "firefighter's wife." I feel like my blog has been pretty stale since well, ever, so I think it'll be cool (and hopefully therapeutic) to share my growing pains with you guys.
5. Check out as many new restaurants as possible. This one is pretty self-explanatory. We'll have more money since Rob will be working, not studying, so we might as well get out and enjoy ourselves when we can.
I feel a little better (and a little less stressed) now that I've written all of them out.
Do any of you have advice for moving to a new city?