I’ve been living in New York for two months now, and it’s been a total whirlwind in this crazy city. I had my first official “I’m a New Yorker” moment about a month ago walking out of my apartment to my first day of meetings. Surrounded by skyscrapers, close walkers, sirens, and some pretty weird smells – it was an exciting, but intimidating feeling. At that point I couldn’t tell how I felt about the NYC buzz, but over the last few weeks I’ve caught myself raving about living here to just about everyone I talk to.
As a blogger, there really isn’t a better place to live if you want to be in the heart of all the action. There’s nothing cooler than living in a city where so many fashion brands and creative agencies are headquartered. The main difference between NY and Chicago when it comes to my job is all of the in-person brand meetings I get to go to on a daily basis. It’s been so great to step out from behind my computer and meet with the brands I partner with in person. Last week on an ordinary Monday, I had breakfast with the Net-A-Porter team, lunch with Victoria’s Secret PR, tea with Moroccanoil, and drinks with Maybelline (!!). There’s just so much opportunity here – it really is a creative’s dream.
Aside from work, I couldn’t be happier finally getting to be in the same city as Conner. When you’re long distance and weekend visits/Face Time calls are all you know, you really don’t realize what you’re missing out on. I knew it was going to be so much better for it to finally feel like a “real” relationship when I got here, but I’m overwhelmed with how happy I am to finally just have my best friend with me at all times. Our favorite things to do together now are all the simple, non-exciting, every day things. We’re having so much fun here both working hard in our careers and I couldn’t think of a better way for us to spend this time in our lives together 😊
Aside from all the Carrie Bradshaw moments, I’ve had PLENTY of not-so-glam experiences in the last two months – I’m sure I’ll eventually go into detail about all of the things they don’t tell you about living in New York 😂But just to give you a little preview – my first day learning to use the subway for back to back events/meetings ended in tears, blisters, elbows to the face, and an “I’m moving home immediately” text to my mom. I’m perpetually tired and spending way too much money, BUT New York is teaching me better than anything else what it means to thrive despite adversity. I know living here is going to teach me things I wouldn’t be able to learn any other way, and I’m so excited to see what this intoxicating city throws at me next.
Thanks for reading, talk to you guys soon!