We’ve officially been in St. Petersburg for over a week.  And in one week, I’ve gone from thinking that this place will never grow on me to actually enjoying myself while exploring our neighborhood. 

I had a mini meltdown early last week while talking to my mom.  I’ve never been the best with dealing with major change, so couple that with pure exhaustion, and you’re left with a very emotional Parita.  My mom, doing what she does best, gave me the best advice she could – give it a little time. 

It’s no big surprise, but she was right.  I needed to give everything a little time to settle down, as well as give ourselves some time to adjust. 

And after a full weekend in our new city, I’m already feeling more at home. 

On Friday, we had plans to go for a walk after I got done with work, but as soon as the clock hit 5:30, the rain started to come down.  And it didn’t stop for most of the night.  So we ended up watching a Bollywood movie at home. 

Vishnu’s not the biggest fan of Bollywood movies, but we both enjoyed this one and highly recommend it!

We woke up bright and early on Saturday and decided to go for a run.  I’m not quite sure how many miles we covered, but we managed to get almost 8,000 steps each.  Always a good thing!

Next up on our list of things to do on Saturday – go to the beach!  Even though it was super crowded, we really enjoyed ourselves.  Unlike the east coast of Florida, the beaches on the west coast are seaweed free.  This in and of itself makes the experience so much fun.  Can’t wait to go back! 

St Pete Beach 
After coming home and showering, we decided to keep the good times rolling by visiting Costco.  You guys!  This was probably the best Costco experience I’ve had in…well, forever.  You weren’t forced to play bumper carts in every single aisle, people were really friendly and nice, the checkout process took no more than five minutes, etc.  As we walked out, I looked at Vishnu and said, “I can’t believe I’m saying this, but that was actually fun.”  Haha.

We ended our day with dinner (my first Pho experience!), ice cream, and another movie at home. 

Sunday was a little more low-key – gym, Trader Joe’s and the outlet mall.  I snagged a cute jean jacket at Loft, and Vishnu got quite a few things including work pants, shorts, and workout clothes. 

The rest of my day was spent napping and watching the last half of the NBA finals.

A great weekend overall!  My mom’s advice was on point – give it a little time and everything will be alright.  In a weeks time, I’m already feeling better and ready to make the most of our year here!

Happy Monday and thanks for reading!

How was your weekend?  What was the last movie you watched? 

By Parita

23 thoughts on “Give It A Little Time”
    1. I know, I know! But I just felt overwhelmed earlier this week. All better now though!

      And that movie is on my list!

  1. I’m glad you had a good weekend in your new neighborhood! Pho is probably one of my favorite things to eat, ever. A crowded Costco definitely takes away from the experience, so it’s awesome that your new neighborhood Costco is much more pleasant 🙂
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    1. Thanks, P! It was a great weekend, and the pleasant Costco visit was amazing. I’ve never been so calm while shopping there. 🙂

  2. So glad you are enjoying your new town…your weekend sounds ideal! Jealous that you guys have a beach nearby! I loved Queen too- it was a fun movie to watch! I watched a new Bollywood film at the cinema last week Dil Dhadakne Do- definitely think you’d enjoy it!
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  3. OK…I am such a dunce! I thought you had moved to Chicago…not St. Petersburg. I must have confused everything – lol
    In any case, glad you are getting adjusted to your new neighborhood and city!
    REB is also not big into Bollywood movies at all. I used to be more into them than I am now. I’ll have to check out a few on Netflix to get myself caught up!
    This past weekend I realized I need to get myself back on track. I might be “on track” during the week in terms of workouts and eating right…and I even work out on weekends, but man oh man. I’ve been having TOO much fun the past few weekends and it’s showing in both how some pants are fitting lately and also how I feel in terms of bloat and stuff! No bueno! But I di did have a fun weekend, which is important. Last movie I saw was Lebowski with friends over the weekend, but in theaters was SPY – hilarious!

    1. That’s ok! A lot of people thought the same thing.

      And I feel you on the bloat and stuff! Before we moved, I was not making the best choices on the weekend, and it showed. Now that we’re more settled, things are getting back to normal. It just takes a little time 😉

  4. I think that freakout was totally normal. I have the same one after pretty much every major change, and then I can move forward. Your mom is very wise and I’m glad the time enabled you to start to settle into your new place!

    1. Thanks, Kacy! I’m the same way – I get emotional/stressed for a little while, and then I get over it and move forward.

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