After spending about a year and a half living in my cute little studio in Queens, the cuteness started to wear off and after a lot of lonely days and anxious nights I realized that New York City just isn't where I'm meant to be right now. A big part of that decision was Rich and I deciding to live together and choosing a place where we would both be happy.
I've never been one of those people who dreamed about living in New York City, but I have always wanted to live in Long Beach on Long Island. I still work in Manhattan and I get a lot of questions about why I'd move somewhere an hour outside of the city when just weeks ago I was only 4 subways stops from my office. Who cares if people think I'm crazy? Now I wake up every morning and run or bike on the boardwalk to see the sun come up over the ocean instead of going to the gym. Rich and I have friends living in the same neighborhood that we can have over any night of the week instead of doing a long distance shuffle and never feeling like I have enough time to balance my relationship and my friends. After living in 1 room for a year I've got a backyard and a deck and room to breathe.
I'm the happiest I've ever been living in the City by the Sea.
vintage Gap overalls from heart city vintage
H&M stripe tee
1979 Collegiate Sport 10-speed Schwinn
vintage sunglasses from American Deadstock (similar here)