this blog was merely a twinkle in my eye (a strange phrase my parents use to describe the time right before each of their children were born) when I had my one year New York Anniversary in July, so I've decided to do a little "Throwback Thursday" post to commemorate that wonderful day. living in New York is really important to me. it's something I'd wanted to do from maybe age eight, when I first set foot in Manhattan, and while my original vision of life here has changed (in it, I would go to NYU, live in the West Village, and be on Broadway or a photographer for Rolling Stone...), moving out here was the best decision I've ever made. Nate, being the thoughtful and wonderful boyfriend he is, knows this, and made my one year anniversary in New York a very special one. we had lunch at Artichoke, we went to the top of the Empire State building (insanely touristy, but well worth it on a clear day) and the NY Public Library, we ate dinner at a secret burger joint hidden in Le Parker Meridien Hotel, and finished the night off with a show at The Upright Citizen's Brigade Theatre (that part wasn't abnormal for us, but a New York day wouldn't be complete without a UCB show). I feel very lucky to get the opportunity to live here. it isn't always the easiest place to live... the subway smells terrible, I'm constantly in a rush, there are SO. MANY. PEOPLE. ...but more often than not, I'm reminded why it is truly the most magical place I've ever been, and I couldn't see myself living anywhere else right now.