Oh my gosh, the snow is coming down today in New York City. It is insanely beautiful if you can stay in doors and not travel in the blizzard. I am right now as we speak sitting at my empty, bare desk as I finish packing up my beautiful apartment.
So many emotions have hit me in the last 24 hours, it’s almost hard to comprehend each one. I am sad to be leaving this place I called home for the past year and a half. Astoria, and this building in particular, and this cute studio, has been so good to me. Incredible memories have been made sitting at this desk as I read in astonishment the opportunities that hit my mailbox. Like being asked to be apart of Google #teampixel, to finding out we are all traveling to Sundance, to so many invitations that brought me all around the city to restaurants and hotels I would have never seen otherwise.
I also had so many cozy nights here, tucked high above Astoria and relaxing as the busy city was mere miles away. In the summer I would open up my balcony door and play music while cooking delicious food for the week. Like I said, so many incredible, blessed, miracles happened in this apartment. I am sad to leave, but I will bring these good times and memories with me.
I am also really excited for the next chapter.
Making the decision to pack up my life and go was, for me, completely necessary. Some of you may not know this but I have worked nearly every single day for the last two years. Grinding and hustling so hard for my dreams to come true. And it was worth every moment.
But I am taking a break.
I am longing to go out into this world and explore. To see how others live, to visit people I have met along the way in New York City. To challenge myself to grow in a very new way. To be completely on my own again, and force myself into uncomfortable situations.
I want to see new sights, hear new sounds, smell new smells, and taste new flavors. I am yearning for that inspiration that I cannot get anywhere else other than to travel. So that is exactly what I am doing for the next three months. I am taking off, with a one way ticket, and have no clue where I will be heading. I am packing the very minimum, and I am not going with anyone else. Just ME, myself and my deepest thoughts.
My last day in New York City is this Friday!!! If you have any suggestions on where I should travel, let me know in the comments below! I am taking my laptop and will take tons of photos. I will virtually bring you along for the ride. If you want to follow each step, I will be using Instagram Stories to document as much as I can. Thank you for always be there!