What I Learned My First Week In Boise
My first full week in Boise! It was a lot to take in! I learned some things about the city and about myself:
-After a few days, I no longer needed to use Google Maps to get from my hotel to the station. This was a big win as I hate anything interrupting my music while riding.
-I found out that the state of Idaho does not require you to wear a helmet while riding a scooter or motorcycle. This one was crazy to me- I ride a scooter and cannot imagine riding without a helmet, but I saw SO many people without them on motorcycles. Scary!
-Albertsons is a major thing here. In Seattle, Albertsons is kind of a dying breed. I don't think there are actually any in Seattle proper, only in the suburbs. But here in Boise, Albertsons are everywhere and NICE! The brand new one on Broadway (?) rivals Whole Foods. Plus the food bars are half the price. I've gone 2x.
-Being alone is foreign to me and uncomfortable. I'm used to hanging out with a different friend every single day. I'm used to running into someone I know everywhere I go, be it Trader Joes or church. I don't have that here in Boise.. yet. I spent my first week feeling pretty lonely and unfamiliar. I constantly watched my friends' IG stories, wishing I were with them. I felt major FOMO over the weekend while my friends were at concerts and the Seahawks game. Then it hit me. I can't live like that. It does nothing for my mental, and it does nothing to further my life here in Boise. For the fist time in my life, I'm starting over and will have to put effort in to meet people. I don't know exactly how to do that but I'm going to put my best foot forward and do the things I love: run, some workout classes, church, etc and I have a feeling I'll make connections in the mean time! I have a feeling my week two update will be much different than week one!