Monday, February 12, 2018

5 Months in Stillwater

I can't believe it's been 5 months since I moved to Oklahoma. (No really, I've been telling everyone that this is my sixth month living here. Oops.) I feel like so much has changed since my last update in December (Month #3), but I also feel like a lot has stayed the same.


Life in Stillwater // Nothing really new on this front. Stillwater is still a rural Oklahoma college town! It was a lot quieter (and more boring) over winter break with the students gone, but it's picked back up again thankfully. Unfortunately, that means that summer will probably be the same way, but fortunately I'm traveling a lot over the summer so I won't be here as much either.

I ended up enrolling in a class this semester, and while I thought that would encourage me to visit more local coffee shops on Saturdays, I've been procrastinating instead and doing my homework at the last minute. It's really hard to be motivated for a class that won't count toward anything!

One thing that I've accepted (grudgingly, but accepted nonetheless) is that I have to drive an hour to Oklahoma City to do basically anything. I have to drive an hour to get a haircut, go to barre class, see most movies (the Stillwater movie theatre has some selection, but not a very wide one), etc. It used to make me upset, and while I'm still complaining about the extra gas purchases, it's not a terrible drive and can be done fairly easily. It is funny though because when I lived in Atlanta, an hour was soooo long and I would refuse to do it as often as possible. Now that I have to, I'm like it's not so bad! Hah.

Friends // Like I mentioned above, I feel like I finally have a solid group of friends! Unfortunately, most of them are completing their degrees in the spring so come May I'll be back at square one. But I'm loving having plans most weekends so I'm trying to focus on the present and I'll cross that bridge when I get there!

Dating // I've gone on a few dates since my last update in December... but nothing serious. The one guy I thought might have potential ended up being a little cray-cray so I'm glad I walked away when I did! I'm still perfectly content being single though so it's all good. Though it still is a little odd that most people in Stillwater are in a relationship! I've never seen anything like it in a town before.

Well that's it for now! Nothing too exciting, but March marks 6 (!!!) months of living in Stillwater so I might switch up the usual update for something else. We'll see!

20 comments :

  1. Moving somewhere new is always hard but sounds like you're being active in meeting new people! As annoying as it must be to drive an hour to do things, you're able to have peace and quiet and focus on you at home, then when you do go out you can be super productive in one day!

    xo Brie
    www.unBRIElievable.com

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  2. You should listen to podcasts during your drive to OKC to make it a little easier! It's hard to make "adult" friends, so it's awesome that you've found your group!

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  3. Stillwater sounds like the Vermont of Oklahoma haha!! (Except there aren't any big cities an hour from here- Montreal in Canada is closest and that's about 2 hrs.) Hang in there girl!! I noticed after the holidays I finally started to feel like I had a friend group in Vermont too. :)

    xoxo A
    www.southernbelleintraining.com

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  4. The thing about being an hour away from everything made me laugh! Where I grew up, we had to drive an hour for almost everything... haircuts, doctors, the mall, good movies, etc. Then I moved to college and everything was SO close, now driving more than 15 minutes to go anywhere feels ridiculous! I like spending time in the car though – good time to listen to podcasts or audiobooks!

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    1. That's how I felt living in Atlanta! I never needed to drive more than 15 minutes to do anything. But I have been enjoying listening to podcasts and having a karaoke sesh hahaha

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  5. It sounds like you're doing really well and acclimating nicely! Cheers to the next 5 months, and beyond, girly!

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  6. i don't know why but this town sounds so familiar... like it was mentioned in a tv show or something haha but good luck on the dating front, although i'm glad you're so content with the single life <3

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  7. I have So many friends that live in rural country areas where driving an hour just to see a movie is nothing! I drive A lot for work, but If im driving that far, it has to be one of those dine-in service movie theaters or something special. In due time, it’ll become a breeze and you’ll be able to easily allocate the time needed for the extra commute time.

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  8. I'm glad to hear you've made some friends there! It definitley makes life more fun!
    -Nicholle
    www.nichollesophia.com

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  9. Aww, I love your updates on your months in Stillwater. Glad to hear you have a solid group of friends that is really important :)
    www.jadoregrace.com

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  10. Good to see you're settling in! I'm glad you found a group of friends you can count on!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

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  11. Its always fun moving to a new town! I honesty have never heard of stillwater before!!

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  12. I've never lived in a small town and have only lived in or around large cities-- moving from Atlanta had to be a big change but it sounds like your acclimating well. I definitely agree with the other commenter on lsitening to podcasts during your drive into the city-- there's some great blog-focused ones which have had so many helpful tips!

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  13. Moving to a new place is a struggle! It has always taken me a while to settle in a new place, but it sounds like you're oding really well!

    Molly // Miss Molly Moon

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  14. What a fun update! Have you thought about creating a social group to meet others in the area/find more things to do?

    -xo, Azanique | www.lotsofsass.com

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  15. Love this update! It is so hard to move to a new place and get settled in, but you should seriously try some more coffee shops! I feel like those places are like home away from home for me.

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  16. Hahahah I'm so sorry your date ended up being a little cray - that is the worst!

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  17. I'm glad that you are adjusting to life in a new town! Young professionals organizations are a great way to meet new people :)

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    1. I did a few things with the young professionals group in town, but a lot of the members were in their mid-30s and 40s with young children. They were so nice but not the crowd I'm looking to bond with at this time hahaha

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  18. I used to live in a relatively small town myself, so I know know exactly what you’re talking about. It sounds like your life isn’t too bad and at least there’s no drama!

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