1st Month in Albany Retrospective

The Good:

JOB – Vicarious Visions (Activision) is awesome: my bosses, co-workers, colleagues, environment, products, you name it. This has far exceeded my expectations and I can’t wait to see what happens next. I’m definitely in this for the long haul!

WEATHER – I’ve never lived in a state with 4 seasons and I moved here in the fall (which is like a Texas winter). The scenery is so beautiful. I love running in the many parks the Capital Region has to offer. For the first time, I get to live in the snow!!!! However, everyone is telling me that the snow’s euphoric effects will wear off in 2 weeks.

HISTORY – I’m a history buff so I eat this stuff up and fully enjoy it.

LOCATION – Even though this city is small, it’s conveniently located in between the slopes and NYC so I can get my fix any weekend I start to get the itch! Plus, I can drive to Boston or Montreal in a matter of hours!

The Bad:

LOCATION – If I wasn’t such a nature-loving outdoor girl, I would go nuts because “the city” is like a northeastern La Grange. I can see why people call this place SMALLbany. I still don’t think it’s all that bad though. I was ready to get out of a heavily polluted and super hot city.

FRIENDS & FAMILY – I miss all my loved ones ❤

The Ugly:

LOCALS – Although I feel that generalizing is bad, I must confess that 99.9% of the encounters I’ve had with the locals have been exceedingly unsavory.

SHOPPING – This place only has 1 decent mall. Crossgates Mall is about the same size as the smallest mall in Houston. Ugh… I am missing the Galleria, Katy Mills, and Memorial City Malls. Looks like I’ll be buying a lot of stuff online.

FOOD – Everything here is way underseasoned and bland. I’ll be carrying hotsauce with me everywhere I go!

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