NYC Diaries | Being Back in New York City

NYC Diaries | Being Back in New York City

About one year ago I visited the city that never sleeps for the first time. I fell in love with its beautiful architecture, the views that made me feel like me and my problems were just one out of millions - actually an extremely calming experience  - and its never-ending energy. The first time I was here, I was still dreaming of moving to the US. But how could I, just a little girl with big hopes, ever live here? Was it possible I could completely change my life around and leave the Netherlands behind? The possibility of saying goodbye to my home country for good seemed scary yet so exciting. I had no clue how to actually pursue this dream - I only knew that I wanted it. Little did I know that I would actually made this dream into reality.

NYC Diaries | Being Back in New York City

Moving to DC made my dreams come true. So here I am, exploring the streets of NYC again. And this time as an American resident, with new aspirations, goals, and more holes in my ears. A year ago, I would never think I would walk the streets of New York, not living in the Netherlands anymore. So note to self: Everything can change in 365 days.

My trip to NYC made me feel like I have been gone for a month. So much has happened in these 5 days - I literally do not even know where to start. I initially went to New York for an exciting meeting I had on Wednesday night, and used that as an excuse to stay until the weekend. In these couple days, I expanded my network with many inspiring human beings, grew closer to some of them, while realizing I should distance myself from others, visited many pastel pink hotspots, and created some very cute content. All in 5 days. I don't know if it has to do with New York's hectic energy, but damn Gina: I've never been happier to be back in my lovely Washington DC, because after those 5 days I was emotionally drained. It's like NYC makes you feel like you are on a creative high on life, to then later hit you with the worst emotional hangover. Before I moved to DC, I always believed that NYC was the city for me. I don't want you to take me wrong, because I love this place. However, moving in DC made me discover how much I actually adore this city. A year ago, living in NYC would be my ultimate goal. Now, coming to New York for work rather than as a tourist, my opinion has changed completely. I would still like to live for NYC for a while, because I believe it would be a great experience. However, I do prefer DC as my long term home.

New York is the perfect place to go if you need a creative and personal wake-up call. And that's definitely what it gave me.

HAVE YOU EVER BEEN TO NEW YORK CITY?

xo Lilia

P.S. Want to read my previous NYC Diaries as well? Check them out here!

5 Comments

  1. January 30, 2018 / 11:48

    Wat fijn dat je weer in New York bent! Ik zou dolgraag een keertje terug gaan. Ik was meteen verliefd op de stad toen ik er op vakantie ben geweest.
    Liefs,
    Yara
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  2. January 30, 2018 / 13:07

    Gorgeous post – Love the photography

    New York is on my bucket list for sure!!!

    Great job

    Hugs
    Hayley

  3. Selina
    January 30, 2018 / 21:19

    I am in NYC every year, I have lived in NYC, I know DC very well also but still NY is the place for me. I have so much love for this city, especially Brooklyn and Harlem. It’s my heart!
    I am 23 y/o now and once I finish my degree in Austria I will definitely go back to NYC.
    It’s tha realest to me

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