Breaking Up with NYC: A Manifesto
From Oct 15, 2015
Just put in my 2 weeks notice. Just paid my last rent check. Just leaving you, NYC finally after 6 glorious years. Just taking a little trip: an 18 month solo backpacking world tour across 6 continents to find stillness within and indulge in self discovery with reckless abandon. I’ll finally make time to write my book, document the trip video blog style, and create a docuseries interviewing powerful women across the globe. Just gonna miss your sparkly lights and soulful nights.
New York City- you took me in, dazed and naive from Cambodia, and spit me out ball busting and ready to take on the world. I fell in love for the first time here. I had my heart broken here. I made friends with beautiful strangers here. I lost her to cancer here. I learned to love myself here. I won my first MOTH here. I danced with my girlfriends til the wee hours here. I hosted dinner salons here. I found friends who became family here. I lived in a bad ass Soho apartment here. I froze my eggs here. I learned the art of the hustle here. I got jobs I didn’t deserve and proved myself til I did here. I became a writer here. I grew into a strong woman here. I learned how capable I was here. I felt powerful and weak and powerful all over again here. I was humbled by failure here.I made it here … And you know what they say? If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere. I will never forget you but I know the adventure ahead is wilder and bolder and more beautiful than anything in my past. Cheers to a brave new world ahead and following through on dreams I never gave up on. #liveyourdreams #adventureawaits#leapandthenetwillappear #grateful