Reader Stories: Taking The Leap
The other week, one of my best friends from LA was in town looking at grad schools. She’d just been accepted into her dream program at Columbia, so we spent the weekend planning her potential move to the city.
We met our mutual friend Joy for dinner at East Village classic, Cafe Mogador, and found ourselves on the topic of how we “knew” it was the right time to move here. I talk a little bit about my own story in this post.
Which got me thinking. Does every city transplant have a “NYC or bust” epiphany? Is there always a moment of actively taking the leap or do some people find themselves here through a series of random occurrences? Does a move to New York City require more deliberate planning than the average city simply because the stakes are higher across the board (more…expensive rent, competition for jobs, challenging weather, landlord horror stories, coupled with more…opportunities, culture, energy—the list goes on.)
Either way, I figured anyone who’s landed here has a story worth sharing, so I took to Instagram last week and posted the question: How Did You Take The Leap To Move To NYC? I received so many amazing replies (note: it was one of those rare moments where the internet successfully managed to make me feel all warm and fuzzy inside rather than stressed/envious/distracted) and I’ll be sharing them in a few posts over the next month.