Trying to find a place to live was one of the most stressful things about moving to Florida, especially because there aren’t a lot of short term options. I finally found an Airbnb that was in between the two offices I am working at.
I was definitely nervous to meet the people I would be living with. The host doesn’t actually live at the house. It almost feels like a hostel, but we all have our own room.
When I first arrived, only two other people were living at the house. One person in the studio attached to the house, and another living in the main area with me.
I heard the person in the studio every once in a while. On my second day at the house, I got the courage to go introduce myself when he was sitting outside on the patio.
I had no idea how old he was, why he was in South Florida, or anything about him. I was hoping he was around my age because at that point, I hadn’t been to work yet and I didn’t know anyone in the area.
I knew that this was a great opportunity to get to know someone, so I went outside and introduced myself, and I am so glad that I did.
He is in the same situation as me. He is brand new to Florida, just got a job here, and he is straight out of college. It was nice to meet someone else who had just moved to Florida and was trying to get used to a new area and lifestyle.
I met him the night before my first day of work.
After my first (very long) day of work, I was a bit overwhelmed. I kept questioning why I was here and what I was doing. I was stressing out about the smallest things (like trying to figure out how and where I could get a workout in).
With my mind going crazy, I went for a walk and by the time I got back to the house, it was pretty late. I didn’t get to see my housemate that night, but I was pleasantly surprised when I got a text around 9:00 p.m. asking how my first day of work went.
In today’s world, I feel like a lot of people get caught up in their own lives. I admit that I can get caught up in my own life as well.
It was so refreshing to meet someone who is generally nice and cares about other people.
I can tell you that that simple text really changed my night.
Right after I got that text, I decided that I was going to get up early, get a workout in (because I know that always makes me feel better), and I was going to have a good day the next day.
The next day was, in fact, a better day.
I encourage you to ask how someone’s day went or do something nice for someone. You never know, it could really make a difference (and I bet you that more times than not, it will. Even if you don’t realize it).