|Final shot in my empty apartment|
This may come as a shock to some people who thought NYC was my be all and end all. But over the past few years, I've been searching for something new. I am so happy I made the choice 11 years ago to get on that plane, even if I did have to live with roommates I'd never met in a scary apartment in Astoria for my first few months. These 11 years have shaped me into the person I am today -- a strong, independent, fiercely loyal, hardworking woman. I don't think I would have progressed as far in my life or in my career without the time I spent in New York.
Sure, there are things I'll miss about New York. I love looking up and seeing the Chrysler Building. I love being able to order Chinese food or matzah ball soup at 2am. I love being at the epicenter of fashion and theater. I love all the walking I do around the city, sometimes 3 or 4 miles a day, just because I can.
But, all the same, it's time for me to try something new. And I am extremely excited about my next step. I don't know exactly what Pittsburgh will hold for me, but I do know it holds the opportunity to meet new people and have new experiences that wouldn't be possible in New York. And I just can't wait to see what happens next.
So I leave you with a few photos of my time in the city. Some of my favorite landmarks, some of me. Here's to the next chapter.
|The Bow Bridge in Central Park. One of my all-time faves.|
|The Empire State Building at dusk. I love to see its colors every night.|
|Standing in front of 1700 Broadway -- the site of my very first job, as Editorial Assistant for Harper's Bazaar!|
|A corned beef sandwich, matzah ball soup and super green pickles from Katz's Deli. (Yes, the site of "I'll have what she's having.")|
|Standing in the LOVE statue -- something everyone must do!|
|I may not be a diehard Yankees fan, but I love my Derek Jeter jersey!|