Have you ever been to a city and instantly knew that you belonged there? Well NYC was that place for me. A love that was est. in 2013 when I spent a whole day in NYC and fell in love with the beautiful city, diverse people, deep culture, mouth-watering food, and overall vibe. After just spending one whole day in New York City, I remember telling myself that I would live there one day...fast forward to over 5 years later and my dream is finally turning into reality. I'm extremely excited to finally live in New York and go on so many adventures, creating new memories that I can look back on.
Moving to a new city is something completely new for me. I've lived in Illinois my whole life, but knew that living somewhere else (especially New York) would be something that I would do one day. I always had this mentality that you're not meant to live in just one place your whole life. There's so much more out there to see, experience, and explore. Why be boxed in, in one place when there's a whole world out there. It might be a little scary moving somewhere new and leaving everything that you're so accustomed to, but it's also exciting and different! You can learn so much about yourself when you're in an environment that isn't what you've lived your whole life. I think it's so important to step out of your comfort zone and put yourself in situations that allow you to grow as an individual. Life should be a continuous journey, and within that journey you should find ways to begin new chapters; allow yourself to experience new things. Don't let yourself live a life with regrets because you don't want to get to a point in your life where it's too late to experience all the things that you've dreamed of.