NYC -> Seattle

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!). 

Meeting AG on the side of the NYC Marathon route in Brooklyn - mile 11.

Meeting AG on the side of the NYC Marathon route in Brooklyn - mile 11.

In front of my Williamsburg, BK apartment all packed up and ready to go.

In front of my Williamsburg, BK apartment all packed up and ready to go.

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).

Alexandra x