Wow. What a whirlwind.
A lot has happened since June 30th. I took the first step in this new adventure and what a crazy ride it has been! I apologize for the absence here on the blog, but I didn’t have a computer for awhile, and no internet for awhile after that. I’m now back in business however and excited to be back!
A quick roundup of everything you missed:
I moved to Chinatown.
I moved to the Upper East Side.
My shoes moved everywhere with me (and somehow each time I unpacked there were a few more pairs).
I had some awesome visitors.
Including the birthday girl (Miss Morgan).
And the boy (who found a job on his trip!).
I flew home for two amazing weddings.
I moved yet again to Brooklyn.
The boy moved to New York!
We found our apartment.
Then there was a hurricane and a snowstorm all within roughly a week of that.
Finally the pup moved to New York!
And next thing I knew, it was the Holidays.
Whew. What a whirlwind, yeah? It seems so crazy that I’ve been gone from Portland since July. I now live in one of the greatest cities in the world and am shocked every day when I remember that I am not flying back to home at the end of the week.. It’s been a bit of a gypsy life up until now, but it feels so great to finally have a place to call my own and a real routine again (and be reunited with my sewing machine!).
Above all, it feels good to finally be a New Yorker.
Good Morning lovelies, Happy Fourth of July!
Sorry I have been absent for a bit, things have been crazy! Since we last spoke, I made a huge move… to New York! I’m offcially an employed and working girl in Manhattan and the adventures have just begun. I’m out in New York right now to start work, then start the hunt for my new home. Talk about a lot at once! On Saturday I will head back to a more familiar time-zone and be living in LA for the month to work out of the office there with one of y new teammates. Come August, I’ll be back in New York and ready to go… I can’t wait!
The hardest part of course, has been leaving behind all of the amazing people I have in my life back home. Not only all of my fantastic friends and my amazing family, but my beloved boy and dog are still there. Alas, I must get the work going out here to get things settled and nailed down in order to have the perfect landing pad for those two to come join (and I hope soon because I miss them terribly!).
One thing I will express my extreme thankfulness for however, is that these days you can connect back with your loved ones so easily! Skype, FaceTime, and even following everyone on Instagram helps a ton, and luckily planes are so easy to track down I have faith I won’t ever have to feel too far… and even better, everyone can come visit!
With that, I must say, what better week can you kick off an amazing new adventure to restart your life? Happy Independence Day everyone! I’m thrilled to be in New York City this year on such a perfect day. I’m planning on eating hotdogs, watching fireworks, and even having a few festive cocktails to celebrate a new chapter and our country. I hope you all have amazing plans ahead for the day because the sun is out and this city is buzzing!
Have an amazing holiday!
[Illustration above by the talented Katie Rodgers of PAPERFASHION]
It’s been awhile since I’ve seen a vintage shop that was as well curated as Clothing Warehouse, without being over-priced. They had a well edited selection, and things in various budgets. I randomly stumbled upon them while killing time down in SoHo on my last day in NYC last trip, and thank goodness! I only came out with a fun new ring and some suspenders for the boyfriend, but so very cute!
Whether it was street art, the guy selling bubble-guns on the street, or the people I met, NYC was a great experience. Next time I hope to hit those things I had on my to do list, yet missed, but until next time, I’m still exhausted!
I’m headed to NYC for the first time on Tuesday morning. A little sad not to be taking along my New York buddy… but maybe he’ll surprise me & get to come through work as well! I’ll keep my fingers crossed 🙂 He sent me this link with a slew of gorgeous old photos earlier (including this one)… I can’t wait!