One year ago today (31.05.2019), I moved to San Diego. I don’t remember the flight at all, but I remember my first evening in SD. I had four large suitcases and a carry-on suitcase, somehow managed to get them all in my rental car, sat in my car and got an instant migraine. The stress was too much. I’d recently moved back to the U.S. from Ireland and had, once again, moved to a place I had never visited before. I had exactly one week to find and buy a car and hopefully secure an apartment before I started my new job. I purchased my car (Sam) on the 6th of June in Ramona (after six full, exhausting days of car shopping) and started my job on the 10th of June. Today, I celebrate one year in San Diego, a place I never imagined I would live. I also celebrate how far I’ve come and how much I’ve grown and changed.
This morning, I went for a walk in PB (photo above) to appreciate the beauty of SD – something I do very often. As we all know, it has been an interesting time these past few months. My first day working from home due to COVID-19 was the 17th of March (what a Paddy’s Day to remember!) and we are likely working from home until mid-August. It certainly is a very interesting (and scary) time to be working in the field of International Education, to say the least. Cheers to new adventures and to San Diego for the many life lessons I’ve learned over the last year (and for endless tacos!).