Now is the Time. Memphis is the Place.

Signing Off for Year One: Brian Shin

If I had asked myself two years ago, I never would have even imagined that I would have ended up in West Tennessee much less Memphis. I was always so in love with East Tennessee and the landscape that it’s crazy to think that I’ve been living in Memphis for over a year now! It’s been one of those paths that took a bunch of wild turns, yet I wouldn’t change it for anything. 

Memphis was one of those cities that I literally knew next to nothing about, but after living in Jackson, TN for a short period of time, I knew that Memphis was where I wanted to be. It was exciting to start fresh and explore a brand new city and see how I would respond to any challenges. Adjusting to life here in Memphis wasn’t all that difficult considering I’m a lifelong Tennessee native, but it’s been great to be able to experience all of the great things that make Memphis Memphis.

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I’ve loved the fact that I live in an NBA city(I’m going to be a Grizzlies fan for life!), the easy going feel of the city, the downtown area, midtown, the breweries, Overton Park, Beale Street. Honestly the list could go on and on about what I’ve come to love here, be it the festivals that are held for just about anything or the fact that live music can be found literally every night of the week make this place so great.

My parents actually just came into town this past weekend, and I was even surprised at how hard I was trying to make them fall in love with it. We only had so much time to spend together, but I was actually able to mark Graceland off of my Memphis bucket list. Going to Graceland did make me realize something though: even though we’re all local Memphians, you should definitely go and explore the things that make your city famous. It was awesome to get to learn more about Elvis and the importance he has to Memphis, so it’s only our job to try and get to know more about him being the locals!

Now for the people that are considering moving here, as Nike would say, “just do it.” All you have to know is that this would be one of those decisions that you’re going to make and thank yourself for years down the road. It’s a big city with a small city feel. Rent is incredibly affordable and everything is so close by! If you’re looking for somewhere to live still, pick Midtown. I promise you won’t be disappointed!

As of right now, I’m surrounded by loads of boxes ready to move down to Harbor Town. Honestly, I hate moving, but I’m always excited for something new, and I mean hey you can’t beat those river views. Unfortunately, this will be my last post, so I just want to thank Choose901 for the opportunity to share my story and experiences with you guys. Thank you all for reading my blogs, and I truly hope you enjoyed them and learned a thing or two from them!  

You can take a look back at all of my experiences here.

What is Year One? Go here to learn more.