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June 8, 2011

I’m Moving To….



I was just told this morning that I start training for my store manager position on July 12th! I do not know ANY other details – I don’t even know what part of Dallas my store will be located in. I also have never been to Dallas so I have so much to learn and research. An apartment hunting trip is in the works!

If anyone lives in Dallas or knows anything about the city, fill me in! I want to know eating, shopping, running…how to make friends! CRAZY that the next year of my life will be spent in Texas!



PHEW. Okay. Lots to process today as I just got my psychological analysis feedback as well. (We had to take a 7 hour test before getting hired). But before that I woke up and went to yoga! Great class as usual although I couldn’t seem to balance on Standing Bow, which is usually my favorite posture. After spinning and a strength workout yesterday and then yoga this morning my legs are officially TIRED.


I got speed-ready this morning because I had a meeting first thing. I wanted to have 15 minutes to eat my breakfast before I had to rush away from my desk. Makes me thinking I should probably get speed-ready every morning so I can just get to work earlier…

Oh, I was getting ready so quickly that I didn’t even take a picture. I took later in the ugly upstairs bathroom.


That breakfast I was rushing to eat was overnight oats.

  • 1/3 cup raw oats
  • 1 container Oikos 0% plain
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds
  • stevia, cinnamon, splash water
  • 1/2 banana sliced and mixed in
  • scoop of almond butter on top


Ok I’m off toΒ figure outΒ my life. I have a lunch date with my mentor but I feel like I want to take the afternoon off and just THINK. So much change coming in the future….should be exciting!


  • DALLAS: Tell me everything!
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  1. June 8, 2011 11:57 am

    Clare! I live in Dallas! And I grew up here so I know a whole lot about this big city. Let’s email or chat sometime soon and I can answer any of your questions! Congrats. I think you’ll like Dallas a lot. πŸ™‚

  2. June 8, 2011 11:59 am

    How stinkin’ exciting!!!! So excited for you – I’ve never been to Dallas either…but I’m sure you’ll have plenty of time to explore!

  3. June 8, 2011 12:01 pm

    Dallas is awesome! I think you’ll really like it!

  4. Erin permalink
    June 8, 2011 12:05 pm

    How exciting! My good friend moved down there for her job and she lives in Addison Circle Apartments. There are quite a few pools set up within the complex and a large portion of the people living there are young adults – she made friends very fast! The setup (not the actual apartments) kind of reminded me of college dorms, with everything so close. When I visited her I really liked them – you should check them out!

  5. June 8, 2011 12:08 pm

    I think that’s incredibly exciting! I don’t know anything about Dallas (sorry), but I’m sure you’ll make the best of it!

  6. Allie D. permalink
    June 8, 2011 12:14 pm

    Very excited for you! I lived here for a while and have been living at home with my parents for the last year since college and am moving down to Uptown (a popular 20something place to live) at the beginning of August, so I just finished apartment hunting the area and would love to offer any tips. I am also a pretty big runner, there are PLENTY of great places to run around here! Happy to help in anyway I can, and I am very excited for you!

  7. June 8, 2011 12:18 pm

    That’s really exciting! How long will you be in Dallas (or do you know)? I don’t know anything about the area but I think living there would be super cool.

  8. June 8, 2011 12:22 pm

    OOH, how exciting!
    Just don’t turn into a Cowboys fan πŸ˜‰

  9. June 8, 2011 12:25 pm

    i am in Houston, but MANY friends in Dallas/Ft Worth! I love ALL of the running events in Dallas! Will be doing dallas white rock again this December!!!

    if you need running group information at any time, let me know!

  10. June 8, 2011 12:37 pm

    YAY Dallas! haha I know NOTHING about Dallas, but it seems like a great place to live! How exciting! Can’t wait to hear more about it!

  11. June 8, 2011 12:42 pm

    Dallas is amazing, except for the traffic! I would find out where your store is first so you don’t have an awful commute. I have a lot of friends that live off 75 & Lovers Lane. It is a neat area.

  12. June 8, 2011 12:59 pm

    girrrrrl you better buy yourself a pair of cowboy boots ASAP! i recommend frye haha its a brand i’ve been coveting for boots for YEARS! congrats!!!!!!!!

  13. Danielle permalink
    June 8, 2011 1:22 pm

    YAY that’s soo exciting!! Congrats! πŸ™‚ I’ve been to Dallas (technically Grapevine) once before for a Convention but unfortunately I didn’t get to see much of the city. I have a friend that lives in Austin and she LOVES it so I think you’ll have a great time, too. Good luck with apartment hunting & the big move! Keep us updated πŸ™‚

  14. June 8, 2011 1:23 pm

    Congratulations!! How exciting for you! But Missouri will sorely miss you:-) Just don’t become a Rangers fan while you’re down there!

  15. June 8, 2011 1:49 pm

    Wow that’s amazing news!! When do you officially move to Dallas?!? I’ve actually never even been to Texas, but I’ve only heard that it’s humid and filled with amazing Mexican food πŸ˜›

    Good luck with everything!!

  16. Courtney @ I CAN DO THIS permalink
    June 8, 2011 1:54 pm

    I grew up in Dallas, so when you find out what part you’re going to, let me know!

  17. June 8, 2011 2:13 pm

    WOO! Congrats! I was just in Texas (Austin though) for Spring Break! It is such a cool sate, I am sure you will love it!

  18. June 8, 2011 2:37 pm

    Omigosh! That’s so exciting! I’ve actually never been to Dallas, but I am visiting my brother (who just moved there) in July! So far he really likes it and I’m excited to go too! My parents went a few weeks ago and my mom couldn’t stop talking about the most incredible grocery store- I think it’s called Central Market? She said it was even better than Whole Foods or Bristol Farms! What an exciting move though!

  19. Abby permalink
    June 8, 2011 2:38 pm

    congrats! Dallas will be awesome! I will be excited to hear about all of the ups and downs of relocating!

  20. squigglefloey permalink
    June 8, 2011 2:44 pm

    Holy shizz girl! Congrats on the exciting changes!
    What a day it must be for you! Are there other ppl from your company going there or will you be by yourself? And do you know anyone living in Dallas? haha

  21. indecisiveathlete permalink
    June 8, 2011 3:11 pm

    Ah that is SO exciting!!! I kinda grew up in Dallas (a suburb) but that was a while ago. I’m sure you will love it tho its such a cool place!

  22. June 8, 2011 3:18 pm

    Congratulations! So exciting. I have a friend in Dallas for Teach for America, and she loves it there–lots to do. She keeps trying to lure me out there for a visit with stories about all the great shopping there–I need to check it out!

  23. June 8, 2011 3:19 pm

    That’s super exciting! Can’t wait to hear more about the move.

  24. June 8, 2011 3:20 pm

    Congrats girl! How exciting!! I’m excited to hear about all the changes that are coming up for you

  25. Natalie permalink
    June 8, 2011 3:26 pm

    Congrats Clare! That is so exciting. I just moved to Florida for a new job and I completely understand your stress level! Best of luck!

  26. Kelsey @ Unmitigated Grub permalink
    June 8, 2011 3:34 pm

    Congrats! How exciting! πŸ™‚

  27. June 8, 2011 3:43 pm

    Really exciting!!! While I go to Dallas multiple times a year for research (we work with some of the local Universities), I don’t know a ton about it…other than it’s really spread out πŸ™‚ Everything’s bigger in TX, right? πŸ˜‰

  28. June 8, 2011 4:21 pm

    Waaah! I just found your blog today and how exciting!! Congratulations! I can’t wait to follow you along your travels. Super cute outfit!! I’m so excited to read more πŸ™‚

  29. June 8, 2011 5:13 pm

    Long time no talk! Congrats on the new job! I hope you enjoy Dallas. I’m in KS or else I’d give you some advice as to what to do there. I’ve visited a couple times and always really enjoyed it. You’re especially doing to LOVE the weather. Have fun girl!

  30. Erin permalink
    June 8, 2011 8:09 pm

    I grew up in Dallas and currently live in a northern suburb with the fam. I am looking for apartments too! I am ready to move out of the parents’ house! I am looking in uptown (where most young people live and go out). It’s also close to shopping and downtown where I work. Let’s e-mail and I can help you with any questions you have! Good luck πŸ™‚

  31. June 8, 2011 8:10 pm

    AHHH CONGRATS GIRL!!!!! How exciting! I am so happy for you and want to come visit you in Dallas so bad! πŸ™‚

  32. June 8, 2011 8:39 pm

    So excited for your new job opportunity! Welcome to the sweet, sweet South!

  33. June 8, 2011 8:49 pm

    dallas! dangit, it should have been SoCal!!! hahaha…hrm…i’ve only driven through there once and that’s it. but i’m sure there’s good…bbq?!

  34. Mandy permalink
    June 8, 2011 9:02 pm

    That is awesome! My boyfriend is actually moving to Dallas the beginning of July to start a new job while I stay here in Wisconsin 😦 He is going on a short apartment hunting trip tomorrow. If you want any suggestions I could give them to you.

  35. Tiffany permalink
    June 8, 2011 9:59 pm

    congrats! πŸ™‚ i’m from TX too and I’ll be moving back from college beginning of July. Hope you love it! I’ve missed it so much since I moved away for college

  36. June 8, 2011 10:45 pm

    That is very exciting! You’ll love Dallas..I used to live in Houston, so I can’t really help you, but Dallas is a very exciting city to live in!

    I actually just realized with both live in St. Louis, so I guess I was a bit “aw, bummer” when I read this! LOL!

  37. June 9, 2011 1:22 am

    Aaahhhhhh!!!!! Congrats! That is so exciting! I am so happy for you! I hope you have tons of fun in Dallas!

  38. June 9, 2011 7:12 am

    Is this a promotion? Congratulations!
    I am sure you will take over texas!!!!!!!!!

  39. June 9, 2011 7:28 am

    I’m so excited for you!! πŸ™‚

  40. June 9, 2011 9:28 am

    SO exciting, I hope you love Dallas! I’ve only been a few times, but have loved it every time! Perhaps I’ll have to venture out of Houston and run a Dallas race and we can have a blogger meet-up…!

  41. June 9, 2011 2:29 pm

    I just found your blog and have been reading it for just a week or so. And now I see that you are moving to my neck of the woods! πŸ™‚ I’m from the Dallas area. I have lived in Arlington and now I am closer to Denton. Both in DFW, only about 30 minutes from the heart of Dallas. I don’t know a ton about the actual city of Dallas, but one piece of advice is to make your way over to Denton sometimes. It’s a fun little city. Kind of like a smaller Austin. Feel free to get in contact with me when you move! πŸ™‚ Sarah

  42. Leah permalink
    June 9, 2011 3:04 pm

    Hi Clare! Love your blog! I lived in Dallas the past 2 years while I was getting my Master’s degree. It’s a really fun city, and you’ll love being in Texas. I also tried out just about every yoga studio, including Bikram. If you want any tips on good places to live, grocery shop, eat, etc. please feel free to email me πŸ™‚

  43. sophonisba permalink
    June 10, 2011 7:07 pm

    Exciting! Scary! But you’ll do great. One of my college roommates, who is a longtime vegetarian and a sometime runner, grew up in the suburbs of Dallas, she probably has some info on good places to eat. I can consult with her if you like πŸ™‚

    tangent: More importantly where did you get that shirt?? I’m a little jealous of people who get to wear cute clothes to work, I have to be so focused on “can I physically restrain a 17 year old boy in this” and “will someone try to rip this necklace off me” (neither of which are particularly common, but they do happen. so I wear jeans or capris every day and never wear jewelry.)


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