(photo: Oh, the Places You’ll Go, Dr. Seuss. Gift by my lovely HSD staff)

Welp, I ran out of shampoo, conditioner, soap, and used the last of the milk this morning. Looks like it’s time to head out for a little. Good thing I have a month trip planned starting…..today!

It’s going to be a pretty epic month for me. Now I’m not going abroad or doing any extreme bucket list activities, but I am going to be seeing around 7 cities spreading from Atlanta to Seattle, and doing a mixture of work and play along the way. From Richmond to Greenville to Atlanta to Raleigh to St. Louis, back to Raleigh, then out to Portland & Seattle, and ending the trip back in Charlotte, I’ll be going what they all call “mobile” for the next 4 weeks.

My stomach is in knots, and my suitcase is bulging (packing.is.the.worst.and.I’m.so.so.so.bad.at.it), but I’m ready. It’s kind of crazy how all of these different visits, activities, and opportunities fell into place and are all happening in such a short time. Earlier this month I was worried about a possible “lull time” during this transition period for me, but good God was I wrong. Needless to say, I’m making moves, and I’m pretty pumped about it. Yea my stomach is churning, and I can’t seem to fall asleep, but it’s all because of how excited I am right now. I have no idea what’s ahead, who I’ll come across, what I’ll see, or what will come of the trip (this might be due in part to half of the trip not yet being completely finalized :) ), but I know I’m going to learn a lot.

So this is my attempt to pick up where I left off in my city search, and keep you guys updated on what kinds of things I come across, and what tidbits I take from each place. My overall goal for this trip is to not only seek out a place that I want to live, as well as reunite with some friends along the way, but to also soak in the experience, and appreciate the opportunity of getting to do something like this.

First stop, gas station.

Second stop, Subway.

Third stop, Greenville, SC!


Contest: How many times do you think it took to take this picture below:
(Ohhh let the self-pics begin)