Changes all around indeed as we packed our bags and made some moves. As you know, your “east coast PR girl” becomes your Southern PR Girl (who p.s. recently quit funemployment aka straight thug chillin) (also I don’t like talking in third person) and your West Coast PR girl becomes your… well still West Coast but made some big changes this summer as she welcomes herself to the world of El Lay public relations!
What has been the biggest challenge of the move?
South (so weird not typing EAST!): The agency world is completely different in Houston, TX and learning a whole new industry, one that I have no experience in, has been hard and slow… especially when I’m used to working 1000X faster. But in other words, it’s relaxing and I just need to get used to the simple life #thirdworldproblems
West: Getting adjusted! Living in Los Angeles is so different from San Francisco. You need a car to get EVERYWHERE, a 2 mile drive will take you 20 minutes, the weather is about 15+ degrees hotter here, but it has been totally worth it. If it was too easy, it wouldn’t feel right.
What made you decide to take the risk and come out of your comfort zone?
South (still weird): Jeez, I’m not sure what made me decide one day that it was time to come back home. Financials def played a role but I think after a while you realize you can take the girl out of Texas, but you can’t take Texas out of the girl… and Texas indeed (along with fam, friends, and my buddy benji) brought me back. I was totally scared that I would never find a job in Houston because the market is SO different and not as large as NY… However the cards def played out in my favor.
West: To me, coming home wasn’t a risk. It was something I needed to do that was long overdue. Starting over was hard, and this summer hasn’t been the kindest to me, but I came out of it stronger with battle wounds that will always remind me of my journey.
And we both can attest, the best part is Being home.
This year was supposed to be the year of change (and also of blogging… I know! I know! I apologize, I’ll try harder…) Stay tuned for the many many posts about what I’ve experienced during the transition from New York to Texas, the two week “process”, the interview process and just about all the ins and outs we both experienced in the last four months. I’m beyond excited for what the future holds for us and can’t wait to bring all of you along for the ride!
Time to unpack our
bags boxes…tons (and tons) of boxes,