I am moving from country bumpkin (not really) Tennessee to NEW YORK CITY!! This has been in the works since last October, but it is finally coming to fruition. I was actually supposed to move in early July, but that fell through. It is back on though! My hallway is lined up with boxes because I don’t want to wear myself out by packing last minute. Even though I’m not packing any furniture besides Bella’s twin-sized mattress and two toy boxes, I still have sooooo much stuff to shove into a mini-van.
-Fingers crossed it all fits-
Some of my readers might already know, but I have been in a long distance relationship with my boyfriend, Dennis, for two years. Imagine flying back and forth every month or two to see your significant other for two weeks at a time. Not only is it inconvenient (read: flight delays galore), but it’s expensive. I wish I was within driving distance to him, but that is not the case. In fact – Memphis and NYC are 1,100 miles apart from each other!!
So, moving to NYC is the plan. Memphis and NYC are practically two different countries. When I first visited NYC in October 2013, I honestly was in culture shock. I wondered what I got myself into, but I soon discovered that it holds a special place in my heart. The winters are brutal, the streets are busy, and the people are SURPRISINGLY much nicer.
Yeah, New Yorkers get a bad rap for being rude. While they may be rude, they’re at least rude to your face. In typical Southern charm, Tennesseans are rude, and you don’t even realize it til later! The phrase “Bless your heart” is NOT something you want to be said to you, but it sounds sweet like sugar when being said.
I still have to get Bella enrolled into Kindergarten, as well as dance classes (her pick). I know that navigating such a large city without a car will be tricky. But I know it’ll all be worth it.