An Upper East Goodbye

I did my last walk-around the neighb today. This week has been consumed with getting my life together, so I wanted to experience, for the last time as a resident, some of the things that made me love calling the UES home. Close access to the park, a killer bagelry right around the corner and inexpensive matinees at the local movie theatre all all things I’ll miss. Not pictured favorites: the 92nd St. Y, Museum Mile, The Astor House, and weirdly and boringly enough, the corner Duane Reade.

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Goodbye, Yellow Brick Apartment

Hi hi hi! Happy Monday from an insane person. Why insane, you ask? Well, some part of my brain thought it was an excellent idea to schedule my first improv performance, my first Winter Ball, my second move to the Heights all within three days of each other. Also in the mix: working my regular (crazy) work hours, wrapping up all the loose ends that I don’t want to take with me to my new (old) apartment and attempting to maintain some sort of overarching normalcy. In other words, it’s going to be quite the week.

In a ways, I’m sad to leave my current apartment. It was my baby…my baby that got way out of hand and unmanageable and unnecessarily inconvenient and at times infested with bugs…but my baby, nonetheless. Moving in to a situation that may fit my lifestyle better is a change I’m welcoming, but I’d be lying if I said there weren’t going to be aspects I’m going to miss about my Upper East Side abode. It boasted the largest bedroom I’ll likely ever have (complete with chandelier and fireplace), built-in storage, a dishwasher, and we had the world’s sweetest landlord. These are all things I’ll look back on with fond memories. The cockroaches from the 2nd Ave. construction and stress-inducing commute to my job on the West side, good riddance.

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Changes for the Better

Many exciting changes have been happening in my little New York life since my last post to you! Let me take you through some of them:

First of all, Lenten season is upon us, and being the good Catholic girl I am, I have made many mini-goals for myself for these 40 days and 40 nights. A few of them are to quit frivolously spending money, go to church every week and only drink on special occasions. So far I’m doing surprisingly well, with a few mishaps here and there ;) But hey, if it isn’t hard, then you’re not learning anything, right?

Secondly, as many of you know I have moved! My friend got an amazing job on a Disney cruise and needed a sublet for 10 months, so I now hang my flag up on display in The Heights! For those of you not too familiar with New York, it’s more north (i.e. farther from…well, basically anything) than where I was living before, but a very similar neighborhood. Since clearly this apartment enjoys the spotlight, I figured I would add a few of my own crappy cell phone pics of some of the changes I’ve made to the room since moving in. [Disclaimer: I have to give credit where credit is due. A lot (most) of the cuteness is solely attributed to the room’s rightful owner, Jess. The mix-matched sheets, really trendy post-it wall and cat pictures are TOTALLY MINE though.]

And having this furry extra roommate makes it even homier!

Another thing that’s changed is that I’m writing this post via my very first Mac computer! Don’t get me wrong, the Tangent somehow, by the grace of God held it together enough for me during these past 4.5 years, but as it was starting to feel like I was lugging around a desktop computer, I knew the time for change was upon us. With the help of my very gracious parents, I am now much happier with a computer that is way too hip for me. I’m definitely the reacher (you know, versus the settler) in this relationship, and I am 100% okay with it.

As it is said, change is the only constant. I think it’s important to continually challenge yourself and in a sense change every day of your life. I know that these new changes will only bring about many more throughout the spring and summer, and I’m looking forward to any and all new opportunities that may transpire. Have a great rest of your week, everyone.