In honor of the recent interview questions surrounding the origins of Rose And The City, and the fact that I am on four hours of sleep, a 12 hour work day finished off with three hours of car test driving/shopping...I give to you a "vintage" blog post circa July 2008. The day I packed up all my belongings in my car (whatever would fit, plus my dog and cat) after a bad breakup with an alcoholic ex-boyfriend and drove my ass from Minnesota to Long Island New York to heal and start over. The following words are from the very first blog post on Rose And The City. It's the blog heard round the world.
After 21 some-odd hours in the car, dog and cat in tow, I have reached my destination: The Big Apple!
Thrilled does not even begin to touch the tip of how excited I am about being here. There is something about being in New York that is absolutely electric. Even though I only lived here till I was four, New York never ever leaves you.
Crossing the George Washington and Throg's Neck Bridges with Manhattan just on the horizon with the sun setting behind it, was nothing short of magical. It's like something out of a movie. (I further enhanced the experience by choreographing my arrival to "New York, New York". Thanks Ol' Blue Eyes!)
Truly, I am so lucky to have this opportunity to start fresh, and let me tell you, I have never been more fired up about anything in my life. There have been multiple things that have made me realize that in this moment, this is EXACTLY where I am meant to be. I have never been huge on destiny or fate, but I do believe things happen for a reason. Right now, right this moment, I am supposed to be right here, writing this blog. This is fate. I am living it.
I will do my best to keep this updated, for those interested. I've never really gotten into Sex and the City, but I guess I better, because I'm living it! :)
Maybe you will see me on tv in my Prada peep toes strutting around my Upper East Side penthouse with my pool boy. Maybe not...
I did however, make my first mission to blow up a floating lounger with a cup holder. I plopped it in the middle of the pool tonight, and sat under the stars, and for the first time, truly believed that things are really taking shape for something great.