Thursday, May 27, 2004

Woman of the law in a new town

I'm in search of housing and just having rotten, rotten luck. I can't find anything cheap enough and am having a lot of difficulty even scheduling appointments - maybe one out of every ten people emails me back and even the people who email me back can't find the time. It's stressing me out. I'd like to just get settled into a routine, find a gym, a grocery store, a regular coffeeshop, a pattern, a community. But I'm in limbo and until I get settled, which might actually not happen if I can't find a place to live, then I'm going to continue to feel uncomfortable.

I'm feeling a bit lonely right now. I have a four day weekend. While I was at work, things were ok because I was with other people. But now, facing four days in which I have nothing to do, I'm feeling pretty sad. Tomorrow afternoon I'm going to be getting together with a friend of mine from law school, which will be nice.

I'm at an internet cafe because there is no internet where I'm staying right now. I keep losing my wireless connection at this cafe and it's starting to piss me off. I have to be out of the place I'm staying no later than June 26 or so. I had hoped that I would be able to find a sublet starting June 1 but no luck thus far.

I've enjoyed my week of training and have liked the people that I've met so far. I'm excited about my summer and yet at the same time wishing it were over already. I wish I just had a place to live.
On the train ride over here, I kept thinking, gee, I wish I could go somewhere and just meet a friend. Just strike up a conversation with someone nice and fun. I think the guy next to me just said hi. I'm going to ignore him. I'm scared.

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