Spent the past month or so in NYC, which you may have noticed…depends if you follow me on Instagram (hint, hint, wink, nudge)! Pretty sure I’ve never pulled off NOT staying in that beautiful, bloodsucking city at least 3x longer than I initially plan to. I think an hour in New York is kind of like five days in “real people” time…sort of as if you are moving at the speed of light, but without really noticing it. Without my 12 trusty Moleskines and Google Calendars I’d never stay on track. How I survived 5 years in the City is still a mystery to me…and props to my many strong and amazing friends’s who’ve been kicking ass out there for way longer.
That said, I actually do tend amaze myself with the amount of work (and damage) I’m able to accomplish while time-warping. I arrived, clocked some solid business hours, somehow managed to turn 29 years old, and now here I am, back in California…a little older, a lot more confused, and slowing down to process it all.
Special shout to my main man, Ringo, who was the best copilot ever — he took on the Big Apple like a champ. And so much love to my dear friends who let us crash on their couches, took me out and went along with my insisting it was NOT my birthday (but still let me win at ping pong), and the inspiring people I got to work with along the way…Amina, health coach/wonder woman/founder of Busy Happy Healthy, Art from Look Ave., Rupert from SpareRoom and a handful of others.
It really is amazing what can happen in a New York minute…let alone 3+ weeks. I never come back the same, but am starting to think that’s actually a part of the magic. Perhaps learning to embrace change, and welcome whatever surprises the universe decides to throw your way, might not be such a bad thing after all.
*head to toe: Stone & Strand diamond stud earrings, & Other Stories oversized wool cardigan, GANT Diamond G Solid Strap top, Zara zip up tote (similar style HERE) Mother Denim Insider crop jeans, loq mules (similar style HERE)
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