New York Chronicles:
I’m graduating from my program August 16th and can hardly believe it. It really has gone by so fast. It’s scary, but I accomplished what I wanted: I lived abroad (and would love to go back and live in London when the work permit situation eases up a bit), learned a ton in my MBA program, met alot of cool people, put myself in uncomfortable living situations along the way and pushed myself outside of my comfort zone.
And I was rewarded with the personal growth I felt I was lacking in Austin. I had become stagnant. Comfortable. Languished. Bored. Although I had found alot of success in my career and was rewarded with several promotions and have the best group of girlfriends I could ask for, I was just missing something new.
It hasn’t been easy, but has been rewarding. I feel as though my life as a whole is moving forward again.
I have turned down opportunities to interview for great companies in San Fran and Austin. Both super fantastical places. But in my heart and soul, I’ve always wanted to be in NYC. And this is the time to do it. If I die tomorrow, I’d epically regret it. I’ve never felt more drawn to a place in my entire life - and I’ve been all over the world.
So, I’m scared about the loans. I’m scared about the unknown. I’m nervous about the transition. It won’t be easy. I’m eager to be settled, have my pup back and be part of the workforce again. But, at least I know that I lived my life with no regrets.
I believe we only have one shot here and that’s it. Poof! Back into the universe of space and time. I wanna make it a good one.
Lastly: NYC friends: I have a place in Fort Greene that I’m subletting for the month of September, but I’m looking for something cheap month to month for October till I can find a marketing job. Hit me up if you know of anything.