New In Town

See the lovely young lady pictured here? That’s our Courtney. Courtney moved to San Antonio from Dallas last August. And Dallas’s loss has been W. D. Deli’s (and San Antonio’s) gain. Imagine living in Dallas for most of your life, and then moving to San Antonio. Adjustments are necessary.

A long time ago I was doing some volunteer work that required a little counseling training/orientation kind of stuff. One of the things that we covered was CHANGE, and how most change results in grieving. The process of change means that something NEW has come along. To fully experience the new, we must give up the old. And giving something up means we experience LOSS, and the experience of loss means that we most likely grieve that loss. Goodbye White Rock Coffee. Hello Local Coffee. Goodbye Central Expressway and 635. Hello 281 and 1604. Goodbye Tom Thumb (Do you have your Rewards Card?) and Hello HEB (Combo Loco!).

I can understand the Courtney’s tendency to compare Dallas to San Antonio. I can understand the frustration of moving and trying to learn a new city. I moved here a long time ago, and I still remember trying to figure out the freeway system.. Trying to figure out where to shop for groceries - just trying to figure things out in general. It’s fun to watch someone else discover all the nuances of my adopted hometown.

Soon (if she hasn’t already) Courtney will find her favorite places in San Antonio. I think she already has a favorite coffee shop. She may have already found her favorite place to enjoy pizza. My personal milestones in this regard were finding my favorite thrift store (I don’t want to share), the best margaritas (there’s more than one place - it’s San Antonio, after all), and where to go for Friday night Mexican food (again, there’s more than one).

If you get the chance, come by the deli and welcome Courtney to San Antonio. Give her your own personal helpful hints on where to go for fun. But don’t be surprised if she offers some good ones back to you. She’s pretty resourceful.

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