Even though I'm sure of my decision, that doesn't make leaving New York easy. I've come to discover after almost 5 years of living here, that New Yorkers actually develop a relationship with the city. I'm not sure that exists in other places, I hope so. In a way, I expect this move to feel similar to a break up. I'll certainly miss all of our favorite places and of course all of the friends I've made through this relationship. Last night I met my friend Kate down at Shake Shack for drinks and burgers, followed by gelato and gourmet "shopping" at Eataly. I feel so lucky to have met Kate. She and I get along like we've known each other for years and we met, of all places, right here! Through blogging and commenting on each others blogs, we developed a friendship that I know will last the distance. We can both agree that we met for a reason, and it is somewhat sad that we only just cultivated this friendship in January. I hope you'll check out her post here, she has a better way with words than me :) She also has a much better camera, see!
Shroom burgers and fries, whoa!
The charming lights as the city enters dusk.
The hazelnut gelato is that good!
I came straight from work, please don't judge my "corporate wear."
(Which I hopefully won't be seeing much of in SF!)
So this will be my last post written from New York. Of course I'll keep up the blog in SF, and I hope you'll keep following me as I know I'll be able to share some fun adventures! I've hesitated to write this post because there's so much I want to say that I really didn't know how to type out. My heart is so full and heavy and happy. I am proud of myself for moving here in September 2006, not knowing anyone, no job, and moving into an apartment I had never seen. It was a leap of faith I guess and I know that's exactly what I'm about to do again. To summarize, buying a one-way ticket to San Francisco was nerve-wracking and scary, but I have the comfort of knowing that if I can do it once, I can do it again.
Signing off New York, let's not think of this as a break-up, but a "break." I'll visit you hella soon.