Movin' On Up

February 4, 2009

in Business,Personal

I finally made it to NYC! All in one piece. I can’t lie, I started to panic near the end of my move from LA. I started to second guess my motives, the economy, my ability to stay balleriffic. I have those moments. Just like quitting my stable awesome job in the middle of a recession, I started to doubt moving to NYC in the dead of winter and an even worse economy. Truthfully, I may have just been afraid of the weather. I am allergic to snow, and the thought of arriving to NYC in snow scared me. I am so Californian.

I changed my lil blog layout. Now it reflects my current location. I’ll miss my lil LA layout, but this one will do for now.

Thus far, New York has been a series of icy sidewalks I try not to slip on, and lots of servicemen that need to be tipped. Moving in my new bed resulted in tipping the doorman, the extra doorman, and the delivery man. I mean who wasn’t gettin tipped today? Sheesh. My gallon of water from the grocery store (I don’t think there are any bodegas in my neighborhood) cost $2.00. That’s insane. This isn’t Beverly Hills, it’s Manhattan, they can bring it down a notch, no? I will stop complaining, though. This is what I wanted. I will enjoy and relish in it all. I promise to be thankful for having a goal/dream come true :).

Enough rambling. Hello, New York!

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Tarik " The video freak" Sykes February 5, 2009 at 8:09 AM

Congrats cali!!! Thanks for not picking me up! I will be making the move back I hope b4 thanksgiving @ the lastest!

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tiffany February 5, 2009 at 8:12 AM

You obviously don’t know about Manhattan…lol. Any place that charges $400K for all of 400 sq. feet will most definitely charge $2 for some water.
Was it Fat Joe who said “Got a 100 ways to make a grip in New York?” You’ll be fine.

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J. Dakar February 5, 2009 at 8:22 AM

Congratulations, Liz!

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Wyatt February 5, 2009 at 10:56 AM

Welcome to NYC. Yes, it’s a bit on the expensive side but as you learn your way around you will find out where better deals are at. As far as water tap is better than bottled (purer and safer) believe me. What you can find in bottled water is not pleasant at all. Anyway hope you enjoy it here.

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Tina aka laidbackchick February 6, 2009 at 9:08 AM

Welcome to the big city lady. The place I have called home for most of my life. You will have a ball. hopefully we will meet sometime at Social Media Week

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TreoBenny February 6, 2009 at 11:37 AM

Welcome to winter. Like everything else you do, this move will prove to be a resounding success. By April you’ll be in the weather groove. Can’t wait to read about your take on NYC Spring. :-) All the best!

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Jo February 6, 2009 at 12:22 PM

Yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy! You are here! Soon as the weather warms up it’s on!

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sheena February 6, 2009 at 10:57 PM

agh. congratulations on your move! i moved to nyc in the dead of winter of 2004, and found myself struggling to carry my huge suitcases up subway stairs. stay warm. there are loads of places to find great hot chocolate, so sip up and enjoy! best wishes.

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jon February 9, 2009 at 8:51 AM

oh shoot! nyc! congratulations!

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max February 10, 2009 at 9:39 PM

I lay puzzled as I track back to earlier times/
Nothing’s equivalent to the New York state of mind/
Have fun, and watch out for rogue MetroCard machines…

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houroc February 10, 2009 at 11:13 PM

Are you in NYC for good or just visiting? So far which is better, NY or Cali?

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anewlis February 11, 2009 at 1:10 AM

*sad*. all this time i had to meet you and now i cant. what a butthead i am. glad u r there safe. cali still got love for ya! LOL

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blitzed February 12, 2009 at 10:09 PM

cool, hopeya enjoy NYC…been there before, good food & entertainment, but I don’t think I’d willingly give up socal.
anyway, plenty of characters on the subway…cool seein great performers such as these:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMUlhuTkM3w

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Alison March 10, 2009 at 10:33 AM

So I don’t know you, but you def. jsut inspired me. I am currently living in Columbus, Ohio, born and raised. I have wanted to move for about 7 years now. I didn’t even leave home for school The Ohio State Unviversity kept me here. But I want to move to NY and afraid I will suffer and struggle too much. That’s a big move from Ohio. I have considered L.A since I have friends in Cali, but I am so torn. I am a makeup artist but also into publishing. Really anything in the entertainment bizz will do me good. But you made me feel a little better about moving. I just have to find a place to live and a job!!

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