Goodbye, Nashville

It's been three months since I landed in Nashville. Confused, anxious, and very sweaty, I never imagined I'd be so sad to go. 

The first few weeks were rough. I wanted to leave so badly. I thought I had made a huge mistake with this trip. That trying to "settle" in a place for only 2 months was a ludicrous idea. I had very little work to do, very few contacts, and very little confidence that I had made the right decision. Anxiety... now that I had in spades. I spent a lot of time making excuses for why I didn't like the city, turns out that's a thing I do when I get to a new place (I'll save that for another post.)  

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Packing List: What's Working and What's Not

Do you ever think about packing for vacation and feel like you need to buy a whole new wardrobe to fulfill your destiny as "Los Angeles You" or "Denmark You" or " [Insert magical place] You"?

I do this every time I think about packing for anywhere. Even if it's a weekend trip somewhere I've been a million times. I think about the people I'll be with and what they dress like. I think about the events I'm going to and stress about the varying levels of casualness I may need to pull off at any moment. (I think very little about the weather.) 

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