A few years ago I met a guy who lived in Austin, Texas. We were assigned to the same group on a Web project in school and I ended up falling for him. It was a little awkward because he was in a different state, but we talked about things and vowed to make it work. The only problem was the fact that one of his relatives was sick, which meant that him moving to where I lived was out of the question.
After two years together, I decided to bite the bullet and consider moving to Texas. I was a bit worried since the only thing I could think of when that state came to mind was cowboys and people who had very thick accents. While neither of those is the worst thing in the world, it is certainly not the best. For that reason, I was a little apprehensive about coming out of my comfort zone.
I visited him a few times and I was pleasantly surprised that the city was nothing like I imagined. There weren’t saloons all over the place and people walking around in boots and spurs waiting for a gunfight. I know that this is probably obvious to some, but I was actually in shock when I realized that this is not what I would have to look forward to if I decided to move.
I have been living here since the beginning of the year and I can honestly say that this place is growing on me. While I am still trying to get used to my new environment, I do not have a problem with it at all. I am glad that I decided to throw caution to the wind and make this place my new home.