If there’s anything I have to say regarding how the last two days of my life have been, it’s new (and hot). Moving to another city is new, being 13 hours away from the only state I’ve ever grown up in is new, and the people are new. Since I discovered I would be coming to Charlotte for the summer, I’ve been trying to map out what I needed to do to get comfortable in a new environment, and I finally know what it is.
Like I mentioned four times already, being in a new state is new to me. In my tender 22 years of living, I’ve never actually lived outside of Wisconsin for an extended period of time. Besides that, I’m really far from my family, and that includes the ones that are and aren't in America. As much as I want to talk to my mom and dad right now, I can’t unless I wake up early in the morning and burn a stack of $5 calling cards (they're vacationing in Eritrea for the summer). One of my two sisters is all the way out in California, while my other one is back in Milwaukee with my brother and his family. My other brother is Minnesota. It's hard being this far away from them, especially because they've all been supportive of me throughout the moving process. (Of course I'm the youngest of them all.)
Everybody has a different way of releasing stress and getting their mind away from things, and forcing my body to sweat tears of justice is what does it for me. Why? When I lost weight a year ago, I felt like I was in a different mental state that actually helped me feel invincible. For example, the more I worked out, the less I wore t-shirts (not really, but you get the metaphor). I unfortunately gained a lot of the weight I lost (50) back, and commuting an hour for school three times a week the last two semesters plus covering two professional sports team caused it to happen. Getting back in the gym and eating healthy gets me right mentally and spiritually, and that’s what I’m going to do to get comfortable here in Charlotte.
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