I know that having fun/being at peace in a place is up to me, but I have never found it so hard as I did in the past year. Perhaps it was my job, maybe it was living close to a city (the impersonality?), or maybe it was my mindset. I am steadfastly determined to make this new place my own, and to be happy. I have to... I don't think I'll be able to make it through my experience if I'm not.
Keep your fingers crossed and pray for me!