Monday, March 7, 2016

Life: 5-Year Anniversary with The Love of My Life ... New York City

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Today marks the 5-year anniversary of the biggest and greatest decision I've made so far in my life: I moved to New York City.

It's crazy how time flies. It feels like yesterday, I was living in a 300 square foot apartment with a roommate, no WiFi nor a dishwasher (first world problems, I know). Even though I moved thousands of miles away from my family and friends to one of the most ruthless cities in America, New York's tough love has transformed me into a smarter and stronger woman:

  • I Became Street Savvy: Learning how to dodge people and puddles while still maintaining a strong stride and checking my work e-mails all at the same damn time 
  • I Adapted Quickly to the City: Exchanged all of my west coast clothes for snow boots, down jackets, gloves, and wool socks 
  • I Learned How to Work Smarter Not Harder: A.k.a Seamless became my best friend 
  • I Found My Voice: I'm really great at hailing cabs

In all seriousness, New York has made me the woman I am today. I'm confident and aggressive, yet humble. Every time I feel like I have a grasp on life or have an "I've made it" moment, New York inevitably finds a way to shit on me — but I love it! I guess that's the meaning of tough love right?

Cheers to 5 and many more years to come!

11 comments:

  1. This post makes me so happy! Glad to hear that you have managed to reach what you have always wanted :) New York is such a great place :)

    x Lilli | www.LilliFerreira.com

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  2. aww- the pic of you at your house trying to figure out what to pack popped up on my Timehop the other day. So proud of you and admire what you've accomplished! <3

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