Becoming A New Yorker

Can we take a moment and just talk about how fantastic the sunset was this evening?

Can we take a moment and just talk about how fantastic the sunset was this evening?

This morning I ran (more like jogged) the Sgt. Keith A. Ferguson 5K Run/Walk which went from City Hall Park, over the Brooklyn Bridge and back again, finishing in City Hall Park. I didn’t finish in my goal time (under 35 minutes), but I am still happy with the morning run (36:32). The weather was perfect and the views were gorgeous. Maybe I would have finished quicker if I didn’t keep stopping to take pictures, but I really couldn’t help myself.

It seems that the longer I’ve had this blog, the worse I’ve gotten at posting. But that’s not because great things aren’t happening. On the eve of my 3rd anniversary with NYC, I can’t help but reflect on this past year.

An amazing, transformative, bucket-list-checking, life changing year.

I found my dream job. I didn’t know it originally, I was just happy to be with a nice company, designing material. But the more that I work here, the better things get. I am being challenged professionally, but in a positive way. Even on a tough day, when I get home and someone asks me how my day was, 99% of the time I can say “It was good!” Job satisfaction is a powerful thing.

I also met the man of my dreams. Totally unexpected, totally not my “type.” But it somehow works, and it is amazing. Crazy little thing called love. Need I say more?

I’ve left Manhattan behind to move in with The Boy in Brooklyn. I’m pretty sure this new apartment is the size of my last 2 apartments combined. And although this is pretty recent, I’ve gotta say, so far, so good (um, hello, $6 mani’s!!). There’s also something so magical about riding home from work and watching the sunset over the Verrazano Bridge. One of my favorite moments each day.

Sure, I had some low times, that’s how life goes. But the good days have most certainly outnumbered the bad days. My life is in a “sweet spot” and I couldn’t be happier. Every year just keeps getting better, so I can’t wait to see what the next year brings! 

Happy Anniversary NYC, you’re such a babe.

It seems that the longer I’ve had this blog, the worse I’ve gotten at posting. But that’s not because great things aren’t happening. On the eve of my 3rd anniversary with NYC, I can’t help but reflect on this past year.

An amazing, transformative, bucket-list-checking, life changing year.

I found my dream job. I didn’t know it originally, I was just happy to be with a nice company, designing material. But the more that I work here, the better things get. I am being challenged professionally, but in a positive way. Even on a tough day, when I get home and someone asks me how my day was, 99% of the time I can say “It was good!” Job satisfaction is a powerful thing.

I also met the man of my dreams. Totally unexpected, totally not my “type.” But it somehow works, and it is amazing. Crazy little thing called love. Need I say more?

I’ve left Manhattan behind to move in with The Boy in Brooklyn. I’m pretty sure this new apartment is the size of my last 2 apartments combined. And although this is pretty recent, I’ve gotta say, so far, so good (um, hello, $6 mani’s!!). There’s also something so magical about riding home from work and watching the sunset over the Verrazano Bridge. One of my favorite moments each day.

Sure, I had some low times, that’s how life goes. But the good days have most certainly outnumbered the bad days. My life is in a “sweet spot” and I couldn’t be happier. Every year just keeps getting better, so I can’t wait to see what the next year brings!

Happy Anniversary NYC, you’re such a babe.

It’s official, I’m a Brooklynite now!

It’s official, I’m a Brooklynite now!

Well, today was just perfect (despite the ridiculously warm temperatures).

Well, today was just perfect (despite the ridiculously warm temperatures).

We went to a New York Red Bulls game today. Although getting to the stadium in jersey was a bit cumbersome, it was a lot of fun and are looking into becoming season ticket holders!

Oh, and the Red Bulls beat the LA Galaxy at the very end, it was so exciting!!

timeoutnewyork:

1. Because we have the most iconic skyline
2. Because of Manhattan’s grid
3. Because our bars are open until 4am
50 reasons NYC is the greatest city in the world: http://tmout.us/ipw9s 
What’s yours?

Love #36!

timeoutnewyork:

1. Because we have the most iconic skyline

2. Because of Manhattan’s grid

3. Because our bars are open until 4am

50 reasons NYC is the greatest city in the world: http://tmout.us/ipw9s 

What’s yours?

Love #36!

Love this ad’s homage to Milton Glaser’s “I (heart) NY” logo.

Love this ad’s homage to Milton Glaser’s “I (heart) NY” logo.

This ad always makes me smile. (and want to play the lottery)

This ad always makes me smile. (and want to play the lottery)