July 18

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10 things I have learned after being on my own for about a month

IMG_09031. Running clubs are a great place to meet people when you are alone in a new city, especially ones that meet at a donut shop, and a microbrewery!

2. When you (finally) get sole control of the remote, you spend way too much time watching reality TV.

3. Meetup.com is a great website to find social events and people with similar interests, in your new locale. Also, sign up for Groupon with your new zip code.

4. Talk less, listen more. (You know, the whole one mouth, two ears thing).

5. The trash does not take itself out, the dishwasher does not magically get emptied, and the mail is not delivered to the kitchen counter. In other words, when you get home, do not take your husband for granted.

6. I CAN live without baking every week. Use the next five months to develop a new hobby.

7. Facebook is a good way to keep in touch with friends at home, and even to reconnect with old ones (as much as it pains me to admit, I finally joined).

8. You can learn something from every new person you meet. Ask questions. Be Open. Be Interested. Be Genuine.

9. UK means United Kingdom, right? Not here. In Lexington and probably in all of Kentucky, UK only means their beloved University of Kentucky.

10. “If I don’t have time to live my life well the first time, when am I going to find the time to go back and live it over?” – Robert Fulghum, Uh-Oh

For my fellow PULSE volunteers, what have you learned so far?
Anyone else care to share some life lessons, or just some tips on being on your own, please do.