I know it’s been a while since I have posted but life has been a complete whirlwind since about mid June when my husband and I decided to move back to New York City from Santa Cruz, California. Once we said yes, the locomotive of life was full steam ahead.
I drove cross country with my mom from California to New York over 12 days. It was a beautiful adventure and I am working on my post. While the food was meh at times, the sights were beautiful. South Dakota, I am talking about you!
Once I arrived in NYC, I had to wait forever for my furniture to arrive from California. I honestly couldn’t take it anymore. We had a few causalities of the move, including a container with more than 2lbs of sugar dumping EVERYWHERE, but overall the worst part was the wait.
I’ve been back just over 5 weeks and I am settling back into city living. I have to say, I am beyond thrilled to be back. For one, my anxiety of living in Santa Cruz has just about vanished. I didn’t talk about it openly on my blog, but we were the unfortunate victim of multiple felonies while living there. The worst was coming home in the middle of the day to find a man in my house robbing me. It seriously was one of the scariest moments of my life. Sadly, we have a list of other things that happened to us out there and I am beyond relieved to be out of there. (And people think NYC is unsafe. ha!) But seriously, my year plus of anxiety literally melted away once I got back here. That is a HUGE sigh of relief.
After being gone for more than 2.5 years, it is so wonderful to be home again. I belong here. My heart and soul thrive in New York City. I love reconnecting with old friends and exploring familiar neighborhoods that have both completely changed but strangely stayed the same since I was gone. I also have been actively updating my list of dedicated gluten-free restaurants and bakeries in New York City. Sadly, there are many lists floating around with places that are NOT safe for people with celiac disease. (Just because someone uses the word safe, doesn’t mean they are.) I will do my best to keep this as current as possible.
One of my favorite things about being back is meeting so many new celiac friends that have followed my California adventures and my #crosscountryceliac trip. I absolutely LOVE when I run into people that I don’t know in gluten-free restaurants in NYC who say “welcome back.” Strange, maybe? But it’s now happened THREE times and I get a kick out of it every time! I am always surprised yet giddy when I meet a gluten-free stranger who “knows” me. If you see me, say hello!
So now I am back and trying to get into a routine of blogging again while also balancing work, life, health, etc. Additionally, I am trying to maintain some of my California slow vibes in a city that is running on adrenaline at all times.
Much love and thanks for sticking around,
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