Movin' On Up

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!

Moving East

I finally decided to make the move to New York. I know I have spent some time here lamenting about a move to NYC. I’ve been toying with the idea for over a year now, but I never really created a plan because I was scared (I don’t like change). I slowly relieved myself of Los Angeles responsibilities (finished school, quit a job I was tethered to), stacked my chips, and all that was left was apartment hunting. I was putting off apartment hunting month after month, mostly because I was so busy. Like the other doors that have opened in my life, this one sort of just opened up on its own. All I did was casually mention to someone I was thinking about apartment hunting in NYC, and then the next week I was meeting my potential roommate and checking out my potential Manhattan apartment. I’ve learned that when opportunities open up this way for me, it’s usually a sign that that’s where I need to go next.

I gave myself 6 months to see how it goes, and if I like it? I will stay. If not, I can always move back to LA, or to a different city. Some have asked me why am I moving to NYC. My answer: because I can. My business/work is virtual. I like NYC a lot. And I have great friends there. I figure I can do it while I am young and untethered to a family. Besides, I have always wanted to be bi-coastal, here is my chance to step up and give it a try.

I start paying rent February 1st. I have yet to pack a box to ship over to Manhattan, but I did buy some boxes today. That has to count for something. My apartment is very…quaint, and in a good location. I plan on painting my bedroom walls, as I want to make it a creative and personal space. I am excited to go furniture and interior design shopping. I just need to make sure I stay on task with getting it done.

Any suggestions on where to get a good deal on mattresses in NYC would be most appreciated!