This weekend was a short run on the schedule, so I had a lot of free time and it turned out to be the perfect Rhode Island summer weekend. My perfect weekend kicked off Friday afternoon, when an Uber car dropped off free ice cream sandwiches right to my house. These weren’t just Drumsticks, they were giant cookie-wiches from our local ice cream shop.
After work, I met some friends for dinner at Mei Mei in Boston. I’ve been hearing the buzz about this place for a long time so I’m glad I finally went because they have a really fun menu. This is their signature item, the Double Awesome – a scallion pancake with a fried egg, pesto, and cheddar inside.
Then we capped off the night at Publick House. By the way, we drove into the city and found street parking, but didn’t have any change. We were running late for dinner so we just risked it. It’s only fitting that the city of Boston left me a parting gift:
It was only $25, so I consider that generous.
On Saturday, my friends hosted an Olympics games competition. I was a referee in the kayaking event but I also tried out hula hooping:
I would not have scored highly. It was also a gorgeous day to be at the beach, as you can see.
After the Olympics, a quick nap at home and then we met up with friends for a minor league baseball game. This guy was there, but he decided not to dance that day.
Then on Sunday, I had zero plans. Zero! And I loved it. I just lazed around the house and I didn’t even do any chores. It was glorious. This perfect weekend turned out to be one of many upcoming goodbyes to my New England, because earlier that week I got some huge news: I accepted a job in Washington, DC. I will be out of this apartment on August 31.
In January, I set a goal for myself that I’d move to DC by December. I’ve been traveling to DC a lot this summer for work, and worked in a lot of networking meetings while I was there. I didn’t expect to get the first job I applied for, so I beat my deadline by a longshot.
I’m feeling all of the feels right now. Other than 2 years in college in New Orleans and my summer internship, I’ve lived in New England (CT/MA/RI) with seven years in Providence. I love this little city, and could live here here forever but there was no more room for career growth. I’m taking the plunge now while there’s no house or kid to worry about. Bear with me, cuz the next 5 weeks of my #FarewellTour will be full of sentimental-ness, goodbyes, and “This is the last time I’ll ever _____”.
Goodbye Rhode Island, hello new adventures.