It has been almost a month since I’ve moved back to New York – in fact, the one month mark landed on this past Friday – and I couldn’t be more grateful to be back in the city I’ve been in love with since the very beginning.
I’ve been so busy settling into my apartment, adjusting to my new job (again, so thankful) and catching up with old friends that I’ve completed neglected writing.
Now that things are settling down, I’m finding that what I do with my time is more important than ever. And with that in mind, I’ve found that writing is something I always want to be a part of my life. In other words, my apologies, readers, for my negligence in posts lately – it won’t happen again.
Now, on to the good stuff. Here’s a tiny peak into my new life in Manhattan:
I live on the Upper West Side, so expect to hear all about adventures in my new neighborhood. Frequent trips to Riverside Park/Central Park, Levain Bakery and Zabar’s are a given.
I have two amazing roommates, Marissa and Julianna. Seriously, I couldn’t be any luckier when it comes to these two.
I went to the University of Florida with Marissa, and met Julianna through a New York intern group. We bonded over wine, grand ambitions and a great love for the city. It’s great that we’re all writers, too, because we all have that creative side that shows up whether it involves helping one another responding to a text or story idea.
In fact, our biggest problem in our apartment is sleep, because we can’t stop talking once we all get home – which I absolutely adore. In fact, I even kept a picture of our first “official” meet over ooVoo (not flattering in the least, but we have plenty of time to take more).
Even my neighbors are incredible. It’s true. I’ve got homemade chocolate chip cookies to prove it. And the occasional free rice krispie treat.
I’m working in a fashion closet again (surprise), so being surrounded by fabulous clothes, accessories and footwear (not to mention people), is a daily perk during the week.
While I may have said goodbye to France, my room has become a refreshing reminder of Paris. From the Eiffel Tower frame hanging over mon lit to the map of the twenty arrondissements waiting to be hung, it’s becoming a charming oasis. It’s still a work in progress, but I’m embracing the challenge of figuring out where to put everything. La bonne vie.
It’s freezing here, but I’m actually loving having seasons again. Not loving it when it gets cold enough that I start tearing up. Spring, where are you?
I’m excited about living so close to family for the first time – my cousin Kelsey lives in the next neighborhood over, so it’s been great getting to spend more time with her. Growing up, my immediate family was the only group of Sullivans not living in the DC/Virginia/Maryland area. We made many trips back and forth visiting, but nothing is as comforting knowing you have someone you’ve known since birth only a subway ride away.
Alright, that’s it for now, but happy Sunday, y’all!
Any tips for places to go in the city? Send them over!
NYC Girl in Pearls