Week one in my new state was good. Yes, good. The job, well, the job is great. I have been busy and am working on fun, interesting and exciting stuff. Work is great. Everything else…well, it is fine. I still don’t know where I should live and I miss my family and friends and I miss Salt Lake. The farmer’s market opened this weekend and I LOVE the farmer’s market. I guess I am just a little homesick. I am sure I will get over it.
I think I just need to get settled. Find a great place to live, have my stuff around me again, start getting out and meeting people. I had been staying in a temporary apartment which was very helpful but a little limiting. I mean, only 2 tv channels and no internet. I didn’t realize how dependent I have become on the internet until I couldn’t use it on a whim. Thankfully on Friday I moved into my friends’ house in Ft. Collins and yes everyone, I am online once again. But still without permanent housing. One step at a time I guess.
Anyway, I thought I would check in with you all. Thanks to everyone for all the well wishes and support. I am sorry I haven’t been able to email everyone back but I am really so thankful for all the blog love that came my way this week.
In fact, I felt a lot of love from friends in the weeks leading up to my move (still not sure about that segue but I am tired so it will have to do.) Several of my closest and best friends come over the Saturday before I moved to help me pack. I gave two of them the task of packing up my stash. I don’t know if any of you have ever used Space Bags but Kara became obsessed with them and so we ended up buying some to help with the move. So…I gave my friends a space bag and sent them to my stash.
Now remember these are non-knitter, non-blogger friends. And yet they still knew how to document a blog-worthy event like packing the stash.
Yes, Angie, I have a lot of yarn. This next one is a little disturbing to me…
Thing is, I wish I could have packed up Amy and all my friends and taken them with me. Just not using Space Bags. That would be creepy.
The following 24 comments were originally left at blogspirit:
We miss you too! Hopefully you’ll find a place and then things will start to settle down a bit. We will be seeing you Saturday, right?
I know you’ll get settled soon, and then you’ll be back on your feet in no time. 😉
Hang in there- this is the hardest part -(not being settled in with your stuff). It’ll get better soon. May you find the perfect apartment!
Photos of packing stash are a hoot – but if it’s all still packed, perhaps you need a trip to you LYS?
That is a lot of yarn, but I am sure it will make you feel a bit better about home sickness you might be experiencing.
So glad you’re liking the job! Can I tell you how much I’d love a job working for a magazine? So fun.
I spent the week in Washington thinking about how I’d have to move there pretty soon. Not that I don’t like Washington… I hate moving. Moving, in general, is just unsettling. Hope you find your dream apartment soon! I bet having your own place will make all the difference. Good luck!
I’m sure it won’t be long before you start feeling at home and making new friends. It’s just going to be a little overwhelming at first. At least you’ll get to see some familiar faces this weekend, right?
P.S. – I think you’d better be extra careful when unpacking that 2nd space bag. You never know what might pop out of it.
Don’t feel too homesick. SLC’s been extremely lame this past week–you didn’t miss a thing.
It looks lie you probably made the jump just in time. This place is going to the dogs, for sure.
Home is where the yarn is? I’m sure once you find a place you love, and a LYS, things will seem more comfortable. Until then, enjoy the new job!
Glad things are going great for you. You’ll find a place to land soon!
That last pic had me cracking up!
Erin- We are so happy things are going well for you. You deserve it!!!!!!!!
You’ll find a place soon………… then we’ll have a address to send cookies etc.
On the missing your family………..Both Emma and Ellie have said many times “we want Auntie Erin to come back home!” Emma has a cool picture she drew for you and can’t wait to give it to you!
Anyway we do miss you but know this is where you need to be! See you in a few weeks Auntie Erin!!!!!!!!!!!!
Brett and Gang
Moving to a new city is hard, it will take time to feel at home. I am glad to hear you love your job, that’s great.
Love the stash packing pictures.
I know all about moving to a new city. It will be great when you get your own place.
And lucky for you, Fort Collins is a great place (I have friends there and have visited a few times)
It does take time to get adjusted to a new city, especially to be away from your family too. It will get better. Good luck with the new job and if you ever want to get together, just let me know.
Moving is difficult. It takes a while to settle, and you think you will never get there but you will. I have moved around a lot in my life and it never really gets easier to leave behind the places and people you love.
Glad you are enjoying the new job- want to hear details!!! :0)
That last picture is a classic! I agree with the not taking your friends in space bags, that would be a little ‘psycho-killer-ish’ i would say. hehe.
At least the job is great! Don’t worry, everything else will fall into place soon! And your friends packing the stash, very funny.
Cool Space Bags rec, thanks!
oh man, i can’t last a day without the internet! that must have been rough. I’m very glad to hear that you like your new job and i hope you can get settled in soon. you’ll be making lots of new friends in no time!
Glad you’re enjoying your new job! We sure miss you; it’s been crazy busy without you!
Can’t wait to hear more about your Colorado adventures. Keeping my fingers crossed for you- you’ll find a lovely place, I just know it!
There’s nothing like a good dive in the yarn stash to make you feel at home wherever you are! 😉
Hi there! Welcome to colorado! I don’t you know where you’re located exactly but I’m in Louisville (near Bldr) — I’ll keep my eyes peeled for you on Saturday, if you’re going to Estes… 🙂
Best wishes on finding a new home. Once you do, I think it will be a lot easier, as you’ll have a place you can make truly your own. And you’ll have regular internet access, so your friends won’t be far away. Have you found a LYS yet? Or any knitters at work? I hope the homesickness passes and you’ll be feeling better soon. 🙂
Oh my gosh, I love Amy’s quote. Home is where the Yarn is!
I don’t know how the Fort Collins one is, but Boulder has an AWESOME farmer’s market. I highly recommend it… we go as often as we can… sometimes every other week, sometimes only once a month. But you are welcome to join us! Just drop a line!
Estes is having the Fiber Arts Festival this weekend… today through Saturday, methinks. If you’re interested, that is!
Lordy, I can’t believe you can hide behind your stash! That’s why I like to keep mine nice and spread out. It helps with the denial.
I’ve admired your knitting via your blog for a while now (lurking, always lurking…)and was sad that you wouldn’t be in SLC anymore, even though we have never met (I was going to offer to pay you to “coach” me through my CPH, which would be me first “real” sweater). But I was glad to see you on the staff page of Knitting Daily today – how exciting for you! Best wishes in your new town!