June 29, 2013
I feel like I haven’t posted in forever. And it’s probably because life has been more than the normal sort of hectic it usually is. Big changes are on the way and everything is happening so quickly! In two weeks I will be officially moving to New York City for a brand new job. Leaving Philadelphia after growing to love this city for all its grit and charm for the past 2 and something years is going to be extremely bittersweet. I have fallen in love with Philly during my time here, and most of this love is because of the wonderful people I have made a part of my life. So many shared sets of laughs, explorations around the brownstone lined streets that never seemed to end, the best brunches I have ever, the cutest dogs that will ever get to know, and the strongest feeling of community that I have ever felt in a while. Coming from California, where everything is so spread out and scattered, moving to Philadelphia and being able to walk nearly anywhere and everywhere if I wanted to was super refreshing. And working for Free People has definitely given me an eye opening experience into the fashion world and my place in it. I know I won’t ever find a working environment like the Free People home office ever again, but sometimes change is good. With this move to NYC I see fresh possibilities, grand adventures and a whole new discovery of myself and my dreams. Since I was just 15, I’ve always wanted to move to this city based on what I read and seen in the movies. And now I finally am. My impression of the Big Apple since moving to the east coast never dwindled to anything less than the glow of the brightest star, and even though I’ve been back and forth so many times between Philly and NYC, I know I still have so much more to explore. It’s funny how things work out. And always when you least expect them. I know that I am going to miss the best friends that I have made here in Philly oh so much. They make me laugh non stop and never fail to make me feel like my best self. Going to miss those chill Philly weekends with my favorite girls, but that doesn’t mean they have to end. I know Philly visits will always be in store. And here are the pictures to let you know why. Taken by moi.