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Adjusting to a new situation can bring a myriad of challenges. Finding a place to eat, a new gym, the post office; hell, finding someone to wash the car, activities that come natural with little-to-no-thinking become a challenge when it's time to adjust to new surroundings. With that said, these are adjustments that are met with enthusiasm, with joy, even with curiosity.
One thing about being in one place too long is that complacency can find a way to creep in. It doesn't have to, but when things become so routine combined with meeting every challenge that faces your professional life and surpassing them all, a new situation and new adjustments can be just what the doctor ordered.
One week in, and some things remain the same. Necessary mainstays are still a hop-skip-and-a-jump away, with the only differences being the addresses. Other things are different; gym time is much earlier, by design, than it was in my former life. Still, there's no other way it should be had. Going back and visiting the past is out of the question. There's a saying that goes, "Familiarity breeds contempt," and there is enough in the atmosphere to never go back to what was familiar. For now, it's about sustaining the little that is familiar while embracing the new and making all the adjustments.