I have officially been living and working in Boston for one month now! It feels like I’ve been here for six months already! I have learned so many things over the course of this past month, and I thought it would be fun to share them with you all.
A little side note, I am so sorry for basically going radio silent. This past month was crazy and full of so many new things, I put the blog on the back burner. But now that everything has slowed down and I’ve fallen into a routine, I am so excited to get back into the swing of it all. Especially with it being December so soon, I am currently brainstorming holiday content! Would it be too late to share a gift guide? Leave your thoughts and ideas down below!
Five Things I Learned My First Month in Boston
+ Meal prep is where it’s at
When I come home from work all I want to do is lie on the couch and watch TV. I’ve started to realize the importance of meal prep for your dinners as well as lunch for the week. I try to spend my Sunday planning the week’s meals, making my list for the store, etc. I learned that it’s unrealistic to do my grocery shopping once a week as I have to carry it back to my apartment.
+ Plan out your day outside of work
This may sound weird, but I’ve found that it’s super important to plan out my day post-work. As previously mentioned, I typically am exhausted when I come home. Since starting work, I have stopped working out, reading, etc. and I found the only way to solve that is to literally plan out my post-work hours. For example, the first hour I’m home I start prepping dinner, shower, remove my makeup, etc.
+ Always carry cash
I used to be someone who never carried money around with me. I always relied on my debit/credit cards. But since moving to Boston, I’ve realized the importance of having cash. Again, this may be a silly thing I learned, but it really is something I do now. There are several restaurants I’ve been to that are cash only, bars that have cash-only covers, etc.
+ Me-time is very important
I try my best to dedicate at least one night a week for some quality self-pampering and me-time. Typically it’s Sunday nights, but I love to throw on a face mask, paint my nails, etc. My apartment has a bathtub and I have been meaning to head over to a Lush store to get some bath bombs, etc! This is really helped with my mental health and I’ve quickly realized how important self-care is.
+ Podcasts are everything
I’ve always loved listening to podcasts, but this past month I’ve gotten into so many new ones! I love listening to them while I’m at work, walking out and about, etc. Basically, everyone I’ve met at work listens to them as well, and it’s great to hear their recommendations. If you have any that you love, please leave them below!
I promise that posts are coming! I’m trying to get back to my regular schedule of three times a week, so be on the lookout for more coming this week!!