Life Update: I'm Moving To Denver!
If you follow me on Instagram you know that I made a rather big life announcement that I am equal parts excited and nervous for. I’m honored that I was asked to join Hannah’s practice in ED recovery for my first “big girl” job as I’m calling it. To work in a Health At Every Size and Intuive Eating informed environment is truly a dream come true. It’s really all I could have asked for! Hannah is beyond talented, compassionate, and fun! It’s a privilege to get to learn from her.
I’ll be spending a majority of my time in Hannah’s practice in person accepting CO insurance once I’ve passed my RD exam and get my booty out to Denver! A small slice of my time will be dedicated to taking my very own, non CO, clients through my virtual nutrition coaching practice (Intuitive Eating and body acceptance support +general nutrition) and keeping up content on Constancelyeating. I hope to be able to take 3-4 clients a week and work on content that I’ve never had a chance to do before. Since I’m going to be 100% on my own for the first time ever I have a lot of learning to do- keeping my budget in check, cooking all my meals, making sure the toilet paper is stocked. The little things that my parents helped out with are no longer going to be that way. Also, yes, I did live in an apartment in college but I had 3 close sorority sisters with me to share life (and dirty dishes) with!
I hope to share more about navigating life as a young professional in a new city, new apartment, and new life season. Feel free to comment if you are hoping to hear about something specific. Otherwise I’m just running with it!
As far as physical Denver updates- I have a cute apartment I’m excited to call home in the Capitol Hill area conveniently located close to a YMCA (duh!), Trader Joes, shops, cafes, and a concert venue and only a few miles from the office I’ll share with Hannah! I’m in the process of buying a car and I hope to not have to go through this process for a VERY long time. I’m studying for my RD exam about 4 hours a day and the plan is to take it Mid July. My mom and I pack up for a road trip to Denver hitting Zion and Moab at the end of July and she will help me move in for 2 days.
Emotional updates are that I’m excited and sad. I’m excited for everything new and different about Colorado. I’ve always wanted to live in a new place and establish myself as an individual and a professional. I also know I’ll have to grieve the loss of my previous life season and living with my parents. Some people I’m sure would be shocked that I enjoyed living at home as a young 20 something but I honestly did! My parents are two of my biggest role models and having them close by to spend time with is something sweet I’ll cherish forever. I’ve always lived at home with my sister till grad school when she went to college so having 1:1 time with my parents was new to me. It also taught me that it’s ok to be lonely and that I can 100% navigate it. All my other friends were on they own working jobs and living alone or with friends and couldn’t relate to living at home so in that I felt both alone and lonely. Yet here I am and it’s finally my time to live life on my own. I think I’m ready :)
If you have Denver recommendations feel free to leave them below!