I’m very happy!
I love my new life in Dallas and everything that came with it.
Dallas is where I started over. I got a job at as a Content Editor for an Educational company. There, I met some fabulous, genuine, smart, created, talented and funny people. I share laughs with them and also some frustrations, – what job doesn’t have that -. But most of the time it was pure fun. I’m glad they were, and are, part of my new life.
Among those talented and funny people, is my fellow Puerto Rican Maria. She is great. She made sure that my first year was great, and I love her so much for that.
In that journey of meeting new people, I met 3 awesome girls from the complex I live in. Granted, we almost never can get together the three of us at the same time, but I have some fun memories with them, especially Miss Carrie! Thank you for sharing this time with me and also, happy anniversary in Dallas! – She also moved from another state to Dallas and misses the real winter LOL.
Time to go around…. No so fast!
I still remember my first week here; I wanted to go out for a drive so I did. It was a beautiful sunny day in January, not cold, not hot; just perfect. Then, as I was taking I-35 I noticed that it went in all directions, north, south, east, west… I almost had a panic attack, and just like that, I was lost. Needless to say I turned around and find my way and went home. Luckily, I have the best friends in the World, and thanks to my dear friend Jackie in Miami, who gave me her GPS, now I’m able to go up and down without getting lost, well most of the time ;-).
Dallas has lots of places to visit. Lots of places to eat and shop. And if you don’t want to stay in Dallas or how we call it the DFW area, head out to Plano, Frisco, Austin, Houston, San Antonio, etc. You will find something to do, some place to eat or shop. Personally I haven’t gone to Austin, Houston or San Antonio, but it is in my bucket list for 2014!
Some places are free and most of them are really affordable to visit. In any case, keeping an eye on Groupon, helps because sometimes they have coupons for activities and/or attractions in Dallas and nearby areas. From the most amazing gardens – the Dallas Arboretum – to the most relaxing lake – White Rock Lake-.
During the spring this place is amazing. There are festivals everywhere free and reasonably priced ones. Beer festival, wine festivals, Food festivals, Art festivals, “everything festivals”, I LOVE IT! One of the best places to be during the Spring in Dallas is the Klyde Warren Park an amazing park above the highway and in front of the Museum of Art, which by the way, IS FREE!
There you can go and have a picnic or play chess, listen to music, eat from one of the food trucks, watch people, sunbathe and relax!
How about the food?
Well, if you are a fan of Mexican food – and I mean REAL MEXICAN FOOD, and meat; you are in the right place. But the selection goes above and beyond Mexican food and meat. Here you’ll find delicious pizzas, gluten free restaurants, Paleo restaurants, Food trucks (although not as many as in Miami), Vegetarian, Thai, Italian, American, French… You name it here we have it. Delicious and best of all, AFFORDABLE!
Time has gone by super-fast and a lot of things had happened, mostly good things. I feel truly blessed. God has put the right opportunities, and people on my path and I know that this is just the beginning. Yes, I miss MY FRIENDS in Miami and the closeness to my family in Puerto Rico, but I would not change how things happened and what happened, I AM HAPPY!
Thank you to the people that share this with me, here or from the distance. Here is to an awesome 2014!