As they say on MTV Cribs… This is where all the action happens. Or not… Being in a long distance relationship, my teddy bear gets more action haha. I cleaned my room this past weekend and felt like it was decent enough to snap some pics to share on the blog. It’s simple with a couple pieces of Asian influence… I also have a huge space in my room that serves as a makeshift yoga studio in the mornings before I get ready for work. The bareness of it all makes me feel at peace when I get home after a busy day.
When I first moved up to NYC two years ago, I crashed at my friend’s place in Astoria for a month until I found a place. I saw sooooo many dreadful places during my apartment search: basement apartments w/ no windows, apartments that smelled like pet piss, and the list goes on, etc. I wondered if I would ever find a decent place…
But then I found this wonderful 3 bedroom apartment with two other curly haired girls who I vibed with right off the bat and knew I was home. The light, the space, the hardwood floors, the plethora of closets, having my own bathroom and the view of the NYC skyline… These amenities make it well worth living 25 min. outside of the city as apposed to living smack in Manhattan. It was almost too good to be true except it wasn’t… It was real annnnd three weeks later, it was mine :)
Moving up to New York was more than just about a gurl chasing a dream to work in the arts… It was also about a gurl moving out of her parents place to live on her own for the first time ever. It was about learning how to pay the bills all on her own and learning how to stay in budget. It was about learning how to grocery shop and make the time to cook at home. It was about coping with being homesick and far away from her family and friends back in DC. It was about learning the difference between being alone vs. feeling lonely because trust me, there is a distinct difference. It was about meeting new people and being open to the idea of change. It was about learning how to be selfish and not feeling guilty about it.
But overall, this move was about growth… I’ve grown so much over the past two years and alot of that growth started right here with act of moving into my very first place :)
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