it just hit me that, as of today, i've been in new york for three years.
what a journey it's been. i was browsing through photobucket and found some pics from my journey TO new york. similar to now, one dance i decided: i'm getting up and out of this place. made a plan, started saving, preparing mentally. said my goodbyes, and on 6/6/06, packed my entire life into my Altima
and hit the road.
a in-car sing-along on the Turnpike:
landed in jackson heights, queens. i was the darkest and tallest person in that hispanic neighborhood. stayed with my nut ass grandma. this was my room:
eventually, i got over her cottage cheese eating ass, her smoking, locking the door @ 10PM, and the commute on that god awful 7 train and moved here:
park slope, brooklyn,
in the best apartment in the world,
got a job:
my first check:
and started dancing,
since then, I have made my first (and last) trip to Magnolia's Bakery,
discovered my love for crazy New Yorkers,
fell in love...with Jamba Juice,
...and a fafillion other amazing experiences. i'm overwhelmingly excited to enter this next phase of adult life. later tonight, i'll post some of my favorite blogs from my time here. for now: off to corporate servitude. but first, i'm treating myself to lunch @ Spice. ow ow ow!