Ok, so I got a nice kick-in-the-pants about some of the things that I was down about over the weekend which was actually really helpful. Big huge thank you to friends who email me when I'm down and go out for drinks with me and remind me that things really are all right.
One of the things that I figure out was bothering me (which I realized during my wallowing-sort-of-self-reflection time this weekend) was that B and I don't get out as much anymore. When we lived in Portland, we did a great job of discovering the various neighborhoods that we lived in, whether by grabbing a drink for happy hour or going out to dinner or breakfast on the weekends. It was great and I felt much more connected to the city in a lot of ways than I do right now in Seattle. Which is sad since I love Seattle, and I'd be perfectly happy living here the rest of my life.
So, clearly one answer to that is to get out more. And that is something that we're going to try to do, but we realized just how much we were spending when we lived in Portland. Which is why we've cut back so much on going out to eat since we moved up here. And yes, that's a good thing, but what I realized is that we need to make more of an effort to discover new places instead of simply getting the same old takeout on the days that we do decide we want to eat out. Which is why this week is so great!
It's Restaurant Week in Seattle!
For $28 a person you get a three course meal at a ton of different restaurants. And sure, this still isn't necessarily cheap (our pho takeout comes to $12 for both of us!), but it is a great way to explore different areas and have some fun for not a ridiculous amount of money. So I'm meeting some friends to try a place tonight, and then B and I are going out with my parents and aunt tomorrow.
So anyone who's in Seattle (or been to Seattle) where's your favorite place to go? We need suggestions!