The Road Dig Up & My Car Frig Up
Literally as soon as I got the job offer and knew I'd be staying in Nassau, this title came to me. One week later, I'm sure it was some kind of foreshadowing because as soon as I picked up my car from the mail boat, I hit a pile of metal poles on the side of my car and messed up the front of it. Just in case you can't tell from the title or the mail boat reference or you don't live anywhere near the 700 islands and cays, I have finally made the move to Nassau. And in making the move, I have crossed two things off of my vision board. (Getting a new job and moving to Nassau). Moreover, aside from the saving portion which took a severe hit these past few months, I only have 4 more goals from my vision board to accomplish.
Vision boards really be out here working. When I put together my vision board in January, I knew I'd be living in Nassau before January met me again. And I made it happen. I kept saying I'd be moving to Nassau. I mostly applied to Nassau based positions. I made affirmations, verbal and otherwise. When my friends wanted to make long term plans, my response was always I probably won't be living here by then. #Nassau2016 was even the theme of conversation between another friend and I.
A part of me thinks that Nassau is to The Bahamas what cities like LA, Atlanta and NYC are to the US, in that young people should at least give it a try for a while. I had been tethering between Freeport and Nassau since moving home and once I finally left my job, I knew that I wanted to make the next trip to Nassau a permanent - or at the very least semi permanent - trip. The very next one didn't end up being permanent, or even the one after that. In fact, I shudder to think of how much money Western Air has made off of me in the past year. However, I'm here now and that's what counts.
I would go on and on about how different Nassau living is from Freeport living or how driving here makes me want to peel my face off inch by inch or how the cost of living here is high AF. But 1) I haven't lived here long enough to make a fair judgement about anything. And 2) I don't want to turn this into a Freeport vs Nassau debate. I just know I have a new home. It may be a place I have to get adjusted to...