After keeping things a secret for a few months I’m excited to share some big news… I’m moving to New York! Leaving the east coast for Chicago seven years ago absolutely changed my life – it expanded my perspective beyond the small town I grew up in and pushed me completely out of my comfort zone. Moving to California a few years later was a dream come true, something I had imagined ever since I first visited the state in 2009 (and shortly after inspired the name of my dog) and while San Francisco has been home to its fair share of ups and downs for me, it taught me a lot about who I was, what I wanted and what I was capable of.
While living in both Chicago and San Francisco have been such incredible, transformative experiences for me, it’s time for the next chapter – it’s a homecoming of sorts, New York is where I started my career and the first city I ever met as a kid growing up in New Jersey. It’s a place I always knew I’d end up at some point and a new beginning that I can’t wait to watch unfold.
We’ve officially got one month left in San Francisco and I’m heading to New York tonight to hunt for an apartment and figure out where we’ll be living in the city (good vibes, please!). If you’re also in San Francisco, I’ll be selling some things from around my apartment before the movers come in a few weeks – you can follow along with what’s for sale at @shopprettyandfun. I’m so excited for what’s next and can’t wait to share the next stop in my journey with you all.