I’m sooo excited to announce that I officially accepted a job in Austin today! While it’s been in the works for a bit, everything was finalized today and I could not be happier. I’m so thrilled and can’t wait to explore life in this amazing city.
Sooo… with the new beginning I decided to change my blog’s name to something a bit more fitting for documenting this time in my life. For those of you that have never been, Austin is a rather unique place where the natives don’t really care if you love them or think they’re freaks. They’re all so confident and proud to showcase who they are instead of conforming. Their motto says it all in my opinion: Keep Austin Weird.
Not gonna lie, I’m not much of a weirdo. I mean I think everyone has their quirky side, including me, but the majority of Austin natives really embrace it; which is absolutely awesome. It’s going to be a bit of an adjustment for a Chicago girl though, so the name “Surrounded by Weirdos” was born. I can’t wait to move and get started exploring!
The best thing I’ve found is using google maps. Not the typical apartment search tool right? Just enter in the name of the city you’re looking at and “apartments” and soon hundreds of red dots pop up.
Now I’m not positive if all apartments make the cut-offs or just ones with sites searchable through google, but the method seems pretty affective. The down-side is that google maps doesn’t sort anything by price range or preferences, but if you really want to see all the options, this is a great way to do so.
So fingers crossed I find a place soon and can clear out my e-mail inbox!