my nyc // an update (aka lots and lots of words)

Friday, January 17, 2014

Well, it's almost midnight and I'm currently enjoying the biggest slice of lemon raspberry cheesecake I've ever seen in my life. Probably in your life, too. I'm also in pajamas. Can you say yolo?

Is it time for a New York update or what? Yeah. Tell me about it.

For starters, I've been reading up a storm. It's all that time on the subway! In the past month, I've read four of what are now some of my favorite books of all time* and have moved right along to this gem. You'll be pleased to know that I'm still laughing maniacally to myself in public every time I turn the page. Speaking of the subway, I'm making major progress! I've been riding that thing like a bike without training wheels and I haven't fallen off once (slash gotten lost).

What else. Oh! How about a wild turn of events? J landed himself a nice little job. I mean, it's definitely not a "little" job. It's a nice, healthy, normal-sized job. That was definitely an unexpected plot twist. As you know, when we moved here we both assumed we'd be looking for work for at least one month (if not twenty). This is New York City after all. Right when we started getting cozy in our routine of running around and exploring the city all day - weeee! free time! unemployment! fun! - BAM! He has to ruin our vacation and go to work.

What do you mean this isn't a vacation?

Heh. To be honest, I was a little panicked when I first heard this news. After all, who was I supposed to hang out with now?! What about me and my needs?! I mean really. How selfish, right? As you might have guessed, exploring this city on my own isn't so bad after all. In fact, it's been pretty fun. I've been walking everywhere and wishing I had a million dollars in my pocket so that I could try everything. And by 'try', I obviously mean 'eat'. (Slowly but surely I will eat everything, don't you worry. Everything!)

Are you still reading? You are? Wow! Hi. Let's continue on.

Here's something I never thought I would say: I joined a gym! (I know!) Just like every other year of my life, this year my New Year's Resolution was to exercise more. Original, right? Thanks. It's true though. I always feel so much better when I exercise (duh) and I'm determined to make it part of my routine. For real this time. I promise! Stop looking at me like that.

So, there's that. I'm running more! And walking everywhere. My legs are really enjoying New York.

The truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help me God:
I miss my people. I miss seeing my friends and family on a regular basis and having people to do things with. I want to have someone to meet for coffee and to hang out with after work. (Wait. Does this mean I need to have a job so that I can have friends? It all makes sense now!) I know what you're thinking. It has only been a few weeks, and geez, won't I calm down already?. Don't get me wrong. I know what I signed up for with this cross-country move and believe me when I say that this is still a grand adventure. I'm just eager to meet my new people.

The good news is, I love New York. That's what matters, right? Despite the fact that I'm wandering through this giant, incredible city on my own, somehow I still feel like this is where I'm supposed to be. And yes, I'd love some wine with that cheeeeeese.

* P.S. I promised to tell you how this book was, remember? Well please, for all of our sakes, stop reading this sentence immediately and go get it! Seriously. It was really good. I might even read it again. I was actually sad when it ended. I wanted more! Hey, didn't I tell you to stop reading this?


  1. I wish I could come have coffee with you in NYC!!!

  2. Oh take me with you! How I dream to be in NYC one day

    1. Traveling is the one thing I never regret spending money on. Do it, girl! Come visit.

  3. you are doing way better than me on reading in the subway.
    i keep getting caught up people watching and have been listening to podcasts instead.


    1. People watching on the subway is my new favorite hobby! It really is impossible to be bored over here.

  4. Hi! Thanks for the kind words on my blog, my dear! Just discovering yours and I'm having a blast! Especially reading this post! :) So are you in NYC for vacation or did you just move here? Let me tell you, you have definitely experienced New York! Esp the walking/running everywhere. Seriously. Some days that I don't work out, I tell myself that I ran up and down the subway stairs 4 times that day and then around a few super long blocks anyway...that counts for a day's workout, right? lol. Welcome to the big, crazy city!

  5. Ok - sorry - just answered my own Q! So you just moved here! Hope you're enjoying the winter weather so far! lol!


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