There it is. The information I’ve been hinting towards the past few days. I’ve actually known for the past nine months that I’ve wanted to move to New York. This is a huge leap for me since a few years ago, I didn’t consider living anywhere other than Southern California. Why am I making such a dramatic change? (Especially when most of my cohorts are simply moving north to San Francisco) Well, I was ready for a change and I knew that if I didn’t make the leap now, I would regret it down the line. I’m at a point in my life where I can uproot and move across the country. You’d actually be surprised that a number of other people I know are doing the same thing.
Secondly, I’ve always had an interest in sales. The three biggest sales industries are located in Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York. I’ve done my time in Los Angeles and thought “why not?” to New York.
On another note, you may wonder why a girl born and raised in California wants to leave the beautiful sunny days and lack of seasons for brutal humidity and wicked winters. I’m up for a challenge, I’d like to build a thicker skin, there’s some joy and beauty in having different season, and it will certainly teach me to love California that much more.
You’d really be surprised at some of the comments that are made when I tell people where I’m moving. You would think that I’ve lived in a bubble my entire life and have never heard of New York until this past December.
- Yes, I know there will be tough times ahead. Life is not all butterflies and daisies and it is NORMAL to have good and bad times.
- Yes, I know there are seasons meaning extreme hot and cold conditions
- No, this isn’t forever, but I’m willing to spend a couple years experiencing something different.
- No I don’t like the whole man-eat-man-find housing experience but whatever. That’s life.
- Yes I know I’ll have to be proactive in meeting people
- Yes, I know it’s a city. (That one really got me to roll my eyes)
And for anyone interested, it’s ranked as one of the top 10 best cities for cyclists. I guess I could figure out ways to bring Freddy Firecracker (my road bike…yes I name everything) back east with me. Although, I may avoid the bike commute in the winter. Still not 100% ready for that 🙂 I am excited to meet different people through running groups and possibly other group get-togethers.
Oh and I’m STOKED to explore all the different food places. My sister even found a Buzzfeed article where certain foods have their own stores. Noteworthy ones include: Mac and cheese, Chobani, Rice Krispy Treats, and peanut butter. I may not be able to afford all these splurges due to the high cost of living, but I could always just live off an eggplant a day 😉 Just kidding. But really, the eggplants will be a staple in my diet.
Have you ever made a big change in your life? How did people react?