A Very Carrie [Bradshaw] Moment.
I often ask my self, “Why did I move to New York?” It always seemed like a given growing up. Now, riding on the subway, paying my rent bill or even just grocery shopping can feel like I’m headed down the road of a mental breakdown stress overload. It is incredibly easy to become overwhelmed in the city. You are constantly surrounded by mobs of people but feeling completely alone and always in fear of your life when riding in a taxicab (or, at the very least, feeling green with car sickness). If I’m being totally honest, sometimes it’s not all it’s cracked up to be.
And just when I am feeling down and out about being in this city, I look up at that skyline and smile because this city is so beautiful in many ways. It has brought me a tremendous amount of joy and love. I’ve met some of the most genuine souls here that have touched my life in such thoughtful ways who I consider family now. There an abundance of culture, activities, adventure… and not to mention food (p.s. I gained 10 lbs. when I moved here… oops). There are moments where the whole day feels like a movie because you go from eating brunch in the West Village to strolling the cobblestone streets of Soho. One thing I’ve learned in the midst of all of the stress is that your life can be beautiful if you want it to.
Anywho, one of the above mentioned genuine souls, Brooke Goren, took the day to stroll around the city and take photos with me. Having impulsive and fun moments like this remind me just how lucky I am and Brooke reminded me how incredibly lovely life can be. Take advantage of the small things and when in doubt, it’s always good to ask yourself “What would Carrie do?”