When I was younger and I had to move, one of the things that I was really scared of was that I will not make any friends. At that time, the thought of spending Saturdays at home, watching TV or a movie and not being out with others at either a function (concerts) or hanging out with a very good friend of mine was what nightmares were made of.
But, as I grew older and I moved from one place to the other, I found out that my fears took other forms. Making or not making friends was no longer on my fear list rather my fears took more solid forms.
So do I have any fears about my move to Texas even though I am no longer in New York but rather in the Southern part of U.S.A? Yes, most definitely. Some of my fears are the following:
a) The roaches: I’ve heard so much about the roaches in Texas and how the roaches are in control . Supposedly, these roaches have no problem leaping from a great distance to get to your eyes. I hate spiders but after reading up on these leaping and flying roaches, I believe I hate those more. I’ve not lived in a house with roaches in ages. I’ve been fortunate that most of the houses i’ve lived in had no issues with pest control, apart from a spider or two from time to time. I really do not know how I will deal with a state in which roaches have made their communal home.
b)apartment living: I’ve never lived in what one considers an apartment. I’ve always lived in a house that was converted. Living in an apartment and dealing with all those personalities a.k.a nosy neighbours is frightening.
c)Having roommates: The only time I had a ‘house mate’ after undergrad was a horror experience. It was with a woman from Guyana who clearly had issues and had ‘friends of questionable repute’. I promised myself after that experience that I will never have a roommate for as long as I can get away with it and I have kept that promise…..but, it looks as if I might need a roommate who knows the ropes for a couple of months. That’s frightening.
d) Crime: In my search for apartments, I’ve been reading a lot about cars getting jacked, people being mugged and a lot of safety issues. Since, I will be a single woman in Texas who might have night classes, this is very frightening.
e) Another New York: I mentioned earlier that one of the reasons that I moved out of New York was in search of a slower pace of life. Houston is the fourth largest city in the U.S.A. I do not want to find myself in another fast paced New York or I will mentally scream.
That’s it for now……..
I know that despite these fears, I will be in Texas because I have something to do and it is better late than never
** I just remembered I had another housemate when I lived upstate and she was okay even though, she tended to get depressed from time to time.
- 5 Do’s When Apartment Hunting (willowsapt.wordpress.com)
- Study Compares Living Habits of Cockroaches to New Yorkers (newsy.com)
- Can Cockroaches Jump? Meet the Leaproach. (blogpestcontrol.com)
- My top five things that scare me… (amystopfive.wordpress.com)
- What we’re scared of (justinwise.co.uk)
- What Scares You? (accidentalbuddhism.com)
- I am scared! (unmannedme.wordpress.com)