Yup, you read that correctly. I finally moved to New York. And I say finally bc it’s been a goal of mine for about two years now. For those who may not know, I went to college in Washington, DC and always knew I was going to move to New York, but it was just a matter of time. NOTE TO SELF: All good things takes time. Nonetheless, I’ve been here for a little over a week and thought I’d share a few things I’ve quickly learned since relocating.
Wherever you go, whatever you do, stay ready. Nothing more, nothing less.
Pack everything. And. I. Literally. Mean. EVERYTHING. Running errands? Cool! Just make sure you’ve got water, snacks, a rechargeable battery, an umbrella and a change of clothes AND shoes just in case something pops off. Why? Because we stay ready!
Buy a cart. Like, yesterday! I knew it was “a thing” to have one of those metal carts that holds groceries, packages, etc, but didn’t realize just HOW crucial it was until I found myself on a 30-minute walk carrying 3 heavy bags with a slightly-injured shoulder. The following day, I made my way to my new favorite dollar store -that’s not REALLY a dollar store- and dropped $60 on a brand new cart. Best money spent yet.
You will get lost. Accept it.
Patience really is a virtue. I’ve been working on having more patience across the board in my life but it’s something I’ve had to remind myself of even more while adjusting to a new city. I can’t begin to tell you the mission I was on the other day simply trying to return a few Amazon packages and because I have yet to buy a printer, the hassle of trying to find somewhere to print was literally insane. However, I give myself props myself because though I was annoyed, I remained calm and yes, patient and simply revised the plan.
LESSON: Life will often force you revise the plan. Just go with it.
It’s ok to treat yourself to a vanilla chai latte from Dunkin Donuts if you feel like you need a moment because listen, we all need a moment.
The list could go on but for now, I’ll stop here. Be sure to follow along on IG as I’ll continue to share bits-and-pieces of this new life in New York.