guess who finally made it to new york city?
after a handful of planes, trains and automobiles + a week in california + a week in portland, i finally made it to new york (just in time for new year's eve!). if you can believe it, then that makes one of us.
excuse me while i let out a big giant sigh.
hear me out. aside from all the important things that are usually on my mind like chocolate cake and don draper, moving to new york has truly been the only thing i've thought about for the past year. so to actually be here after all those months of waiting and planning and counting down seems pretty surreal. for starters, i keep thinking i should pack my bag and get ready to leave any day now. the fact that this is where i live definitely hasn't sunken (sunk? sinked? sank?) in yet.
other things that seem impossible:
1) that i never have to go back to school ever ever again (ever)
2) or do any homework
3) i don't have a return flight
4) this is my home now!
5) just kidding, i'm actually homeless*
6) and unemployed
7) what am i doing with my life?
8) is this all just one long episode of girls?
* an update: "homeless" might be a bit of an exaggeration. j's parents conveniently (and miraculously) live in manhattan, so while he and i look for jobs + an apartment, we'll be staying with them. more on unemployment and the adventures of living with my boyfriend's parents later.
* i figured it would be important to have a picture of myself on my first day living in new york city.
as you can see, i'm blending right in.
since there's really nothing sexier than a woman wearing 2 pairs of pants and 8 sweaters, this is the fashionable look i've been sporting for the past few days. i figured that as long as people can see my eyes poking out, i'll be making friends and getting job offers in no time! (right?) and despite my best efforts to stay warm (i'm wearing 3 pairs of socks!), today i learned what it feels like to have your eyeballs freeze inside your head.
stay tuned, gang. lots of adventures and complaints about the weather to come.
p.s. when i was in portland, i successfully completed my mission to find the world's warmest coat. you can find it here. it's wind-proof, waterproof, and warm enough to keep a california-native warm in a new york winter. enough said?