The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

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!

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