I originally wanted to start a blog immediately after the end of my adventure in NYC (I lived there for a wee bit over 2.5yrs just 3 days after graduating from an art college in DC), and the beginning of my adventure in my new city of Seattle, WA.
Prior to packing up my 12ft x 9ft closet-less bedroom in Williamsburg, BK... I was working as a freelance designer at Ralph Lauren, all while working on my other full-time gig; applying for jobs in Seattle, finishing up my final training for the NYC Marathon, and designing an entirely new app for some very well loved ladies in LA with a killer dream (phew!).
My boyfriend (we'll call him AG), and I went out to visit Seattle and the PNW for the very first time last April and we just fell madly in love. We've been in a long distance relationship for two years now and decided Seattle was going to be our place. After taking the red-eye there and back to Seattle from NYC to interview with Zillow, I was offered the job three days later. A day after that my dad offered to help drive me and my little packed Toyota Yaris (which contained all I owned), across the country. Three weeks later I was all packed up and my dad and I hit the road.
First stop on our 49hr trip was Indiana/Chicago, then South Dakota, Idaho, and finally Seattle, WA. The drive was definitely long and I had a cold the entire time, dad had his wallet pick-pocketed in Chicago... BUT! The views, the conversation and time with my dad, and the cross-country experience. It was all incredible (but I secretly just could not wait to be in Seattle and in my very own, first, big-girl apartment).
While I was in Seattle for literally less than 24hrs interviewing with Zillow, I went to see two apartments I had found on Craigslist (funny right? I work at a real estate company), the day before. (I knew I wanted to move out to Seattle whether I would get the kick-ass job at Zillow or not). The first apartment was an absolute bust so my hope for apartment #2 dwindled very quickly. I'm happy to say, the second apartment and the manager I met with were both pure. gold. GOLD! The housing market in Seattle could come pretty close to NYC's... So I knew I had to make a decision super fast. The next day I was going to the bank to get my deposit going. Closing in on a place to live and a place to work a whopping 3 days before I was about to leave beloved NYC.
So here I am, writing about my cross-country move (and soon to be apartment decor), from my new couch that just arrived on Friday. I ordered it a week after I moved in (that was 3 months ago).