Wednesday, July 22, 2009

My One Year Anniversary

I have been in New York for exactly one year today. I could write a ten page report of my experiences in the city, of how amazing it has been and how disappointing at the same time and how much I've changed and how much more confidence I have because I feel at home here more than I ever did in California. I could go on forever about the energy I feel when I walk down the street that propels me to challenge myself more and more and how excited and grateful I become whenever I think to myself, "Wow. I live in New York City."

But I am way too lazy to go into specifics at the moment. 

I will say this year has been incredible. I will never forget how I felt that first month I arrived. I was SO happy. Inevitably, I have been let down in many ways, which I was warned would happen while I was in my euphoric stage, and things have leveled themselves out. There are many times I want to run away because the city is so intense (and I hate not seeing sun for 4 months. HATE it). However, that one month in the very beginning has made this entire journey worth it. My heart had been telling me to make the move for years. I finally followed it. Moving here was one of the best decisions I have ever made.


  1. Great post. Traveling and living someplace unfamiliar is something I think just about everyone should do at some point. Anytime we leave our comfort zone its a life changing experience, and living in a new place with new customs and new perspectives helps us better relate to the people and situations in our lives.

    I've both loved and hated some of the places I've lived and visited, but no matter if the trip was a success or not I've always been better for having gone. I'm so glad you are loving your new home. You own that town kristin!

  2. great one should go into more details!! I think you could have your entire blog be about your experiences in New York...which I'm craving because I want to live vicariously through you!

  3. I'm glad you love New York! I want to live somewhere unfamiliar! Maybe one day I will!

    By the way, I actually applied for a job in New York (as well as 12 other jobs everywhere else!) We'll see where I'm taken! Love you!


    your sister

  4. Great post, and I couldn't agree with you more. There is nothing like the first month when you arrive in a new city.