"... I'll make a brand new start of it, in old New York
If I can make it there, I'll make it anywhere
It's up to you, New York, New York" ??
I'm sitting on my bed in the home I spent two-thirds of my life in, trying to wrap my head around the fact that in a few hours, I'm getting on a plane with no return date planned. I'm moving out of Los Angeles. Yes, I went to Indiana for college, and yes, I had an apartment in Hollywood for a while, but this feels different.
Because next week, I start my new job as an Assistant Editor at a publishing company in New York City!! ?
Since I received the offer two weeks ago, I've been asked different variations of "How do you feel?" more times than I can count. First and foremost, I'm excited. The job is an amazing opportunity with a very reputable company, and I'm ready to learn and grow as a professional. I get to reconnect with my extended family and old friends, which I'm really looking forward to! And a fresh start in a somewhat-new--somewhat-familiar city doesn't sound too bad, either.
That doesn't mean I'm not nervous. Leaving the city I call home isn't easy. My parents, brother, and dogs are still out here, and it will be difficult being so far away from them for an indefinite amount of time. My closest friends are all in California as well. I mean, my best friend JUST moved out here a month ago! Talk about bad timing! It's not like I'm never going to visit, or that I can't keep in touch, but it'll be strange to go so long without seeing everyone in person. I picture a lot of FaceTime-and-wine dates in my future.
Also, this is a big career change for me. I'll still be in a media-related field, but it's different from what I envisioned for myself. Publishing has always piqued my interest, since I love writing and reading, but I primarily focused on working in entertainment. This will an opportunity to take a risk and try something new that I could not only excel in, but also fall in love with.
So, despite being a little anxious, I'm mostly ready to take this next step in my life. I'm looking forward to discovering where this new path will take me. But I couldn't leave LA without saying goodbye, now could I?
My Last Hoorah in La La Land
Even My Bruises are Excited‼️
Santa Barbara Wine Country
with Éli and Heather ?
Universal Studios / Harry Potter World with Mariah ??
A Night Out in Santa Monica with Heather and Jane ?