So if you don’t already know from the never-ending posts and Instagram stories with my dog, I adopted my pup, Maizy, on September 23rd, 2018 and I couldn’t be more in love with her. I’m going to be honest, I was not prepared when I actually adopted her. I knew I wanted a dog eventually, maybe even a service dog, but I didn’t think I was going to get one anytime soon. I never grew up with any pets (aside from fish, turtles, hermit crabs, and a guinea pig), so I had no idea what to expect. Today’s post is going to be about my journey raising a dog as a single parent, and the real truth about getting a dog in your early twenties, so that hopefully you can decide if it’s the right time for you to add a new member to your family.
Regardless of what point you’re at in your life, picking up and moving to a new place can be a daunting task. Even if you’ve previously visited ten times and you have connections there, isolation, loneliness, and feeling lost or directionless might come up more than you would like. Having moved across the country to San Francisco less than six months ago, I’d like to maybe help some of y’all who might be nervous about moving soon or are currently struggling with the adjustment.
If you know me personally, you would know that I need to be as prepared as possible when going into situations. Getting my first tattoo was no exception! I did extensive research on various tattoo parlors in my area, pricing, artists, pain levels, aftercare, and other people’s tattoo stories. Here is a list of tips I came up with as well as some personal anecdotes about my experience!