I began my three month journey in New York city the day after my 23rd birthday. I was greeted with a tiramisu from Ariana. March was cold. Very cold. I didn’t want to buy any extra clothes because I wouldn’t have room in my suitcase flying home so I just layered up every day and put my scarf to work.

Work was crazy busy in March so my days consisted of working and checking out different areas of Manhattan. I spent time in each area of the island trying to find the spots that fit me the best. I very quickly connected with the East Village and West Village/Chelsea/Greenwich.

I will admit I wasn’t totally in love with the New York lifestyle when I first arrived. Maybe it was the snow, maybe it was because I was working so much, or maybe it was because I knew so few people. That changed over time and as things always tend to go, I wish I could have stayed longer.

My photography was severely lacking the majority of the time I was there. I tend to not update my blog or take very many pictures when I’m “home” so I will attribute it to that.