1) You cannot turn left at a traffic light, nor can you make a U-turn. You must slightly exit to the right and follow a "jughandle" to redirect yourself in the appropriate direction. Please see a better explanation here. Apparently, the people up here think this is genius and way safer than making a left turn at a traffic light. I think this is dumb, but whatever. I don't write the traffic laws in New Jersey.
2) People in New Jersey are surprisingly nice. They smile when they talk to you, hold doors open, give you directions, and show you their apartments when leasing offices aren't open on Saturdays. Yes, this happened. Yes, I was safe. Yes, I took pictures of some random lady's apartment with my iPhone to text my mom. You've got to do what You've got to do.
3) Texas and New Jersey have many of the same store and restaurant chains. This is more comforting than you know! There are a ton of authentic stores and restaurants here as well, but sometimes it's nice to see a TGI Fridays and Kohls.
4) I miss these three more than anyone could possibly understand. I cannot believe Luke and I did long distance for 5 years. That was nuts! It's been one week and I'm going crazy over here. New Jersey won't really be home until they get here...
Hi, I'm Sara, the author of this blog. Wife to Luke and momma to Barrett + Baby Hinton 2.0 due in August! Marketing manager, entrepreneur, and health & wellness ambassador. Avid runner and foodie. Woman of faith.