It’s official. We’ve booked plane tickets for a one-way flight to New York City in early February.
In three short months, we’ll take a few suitcases and one big dream to move 3,000 miles across the country. I feel like I’m living in a novel. It’s been a dream of ours to move to New York City for years. It’s hard to believe it’s actually happening!
Hello, New York bagels and coffee shops and never-ending people watching and the abundance of world-class music and art. I could spend all day wandering around cities discovering unique restaurants, museums, and gorgeous buildings. It’s intimidating yet so thrilling that I could spend years exploring New York City and barely scratch the surface.
As much as I want to be stuck in dreamland, I know moving to the city isn’t going to be all rainbows and butterflies. But I’m a firm believer in life is what you make it. I can choose to hate the packed subway, crowded streets, relentless honking, and a 500-square-foot apartment. Or I can choose to love the good things. I don’t care where I live, there will always be good things. Like beautiful fall colors or Central Park or access to incredible live music every single day. I’m all about dancing in the rain.
When Tony and I first got married, we lived in the most terrible 600-square foot apartment. There was mold, black mold, everywhere. I have nightmares from that place. Even though it really was the worst experience, I feel like I can handle anything now. If I can live in a dark and dingy, super small one-bedroom on a very minimal budget, I can live in New York City. Check back in a few months and I’ll let you know… 😉
I’m feeling nostalgic and very thankful for little old Eugene, Oregon. It’s been such a transformative place for me. I entered college at the University of Oregon an ambitious and slightly naive teenager. Along the way, I discovered my life’s passions, spirituality, and my husband. I never thought life would be like it is now, but I’m so grateful for every second.
It’s going to be hard to leave a place full of so many firsts and big life milestones for Tony and me. Our first apartments were here and so was our first date and where Tony proposed. We found ourselves here. We discovered our life’s passions and dreams.
I’ll forever cherish these wonderful pictures taken by my good friend Jessi Gray. I’m so grateful to have such wonderful memories of our rainy little town.
Moving is going to be hard, but change is good. It’s time to take a big leap of faith.
I’m looking forward to using this blog as a way to document our time in New York and all of the exciting journies life will take us on.