Last week, this born and raised San Antonio girl made the jump and moved to Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Why, you ask? Zach had already moved in July and it was a hard few months without the person I enjoy life, meal prepping, eating, and adventures with.
Leaving San Antonio was HARD because it has been my home my entire life. I can name a thousand reasons I love SA (my family, my friends, the Spurs, Fiesta, HEB, TexMex food…just to name a few). With the sadness also came excitement. This is going to be an adventure that gets me out of my comfort zone and a time where Zach and I can grow together. Thankfully, a lot of my mom’s personality rubbed off on me and I can basically talk to anyone, so this will be a good time in my life to really utilize this skill as well.
Before moving, I spent about a week in Hattiesburg and explored a bit. This was helpful in the transition because I already knew the people were friendly and the city has a lot going on. I also started following a lot of local restaurants and businesses on social media so I had a better idea of what was happening in the city. I felt prepared because social media helped me to get a feel for what goes on in Hattiesburg. For anyone moving to a new place, I highly suggest following social media accounts before you actually get there.
I moved last week and so far I am loving the city. My best friend, Lianne, came with me on the drive and spent a few days in Hattiesburg. This was great because I had someone to explore with for a few days. My first week in town, I learned the following:
- The Hattiesburg Library is beautiful and has a ton of events.
- The owner of Main Street Books really knows his stuff. Also, I found a book full of food writing for $1!
- There is a farmer named Donnie that has farm fresh fruits and veggies for sale on Roosevelt St. and Lincoln Road. I have to find out the name of his farm on my next visit. The tomatoes I bought were outstanding.
- The thrift stores in Hattiesburg are fantastic. Lianne and I both found some good finds at multiple stores.
So far I have tried a decent amount of restaurants and coffee shops. I will write some food posts about the restaurants I have been to soon. I can’t wait to share my adventure with you!