Thursday, October 20, 2016

Update: Moved to New York

Hello, hello. It's been so long. Technically, I did post a few times during the spring/early summer but that barely counts because it just wasn't as in depth as my usual posts. Not necessarily length-wise, but it was just different. As usual, I didn't finish my travel posts either haha. I really doubt I'll get to them... although I haven't been able to clear my phone of the photos until I do! As I sit here writing this, I'm actually procrastinating studying for the CPA. I have no idea how I'm going to get them done before the exam changes/NTS expires but let's hope for the best.
So as many of you know, or if you haven't really been keeping up with my life, I moved to New York on August 1! And started my job a few days later. My apartment is quite small and old, but for the price and location, I can't really complain too much either. Although I've already had a bunch of freak outs and definitely days where I wanted to LEAVE.
My room is also tiny and a bit smaller than I would have liked. For reference, I wanted a 10x10, which honestly isn't even that big either, but I'm living in a 8x10 room. The photo above was minutes after moving in. All those plastic bags covered my entire floor, or what little floor I have. There was no room for anything. It took maybe a day or so to clear it off. The floor wasn't too bad because somehow I was able to navigate to the bed. The worst was clearing off my bed:
But the struggle really came from realizing I didn't have enough drawer/closet space to fit everything so I needed to buy a second clothes rack, so until then (which ended up being ~3 weeks later) I slept with this remaining pile: 
Those plastic bags from earlier actually have a majority of my clothes.. so this was only a fraction of it. Yet... I always seem to end up wearing the same few outfits, hm... Now I have an ugly, out of place clothes rack in my room that takes up 40% of the empty space I used to have.

This is the closet I have to a room photo:
You can tell which rack sticks out like a sore thumb... you can also use your imagination for the rest of my room :)

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up has been something I picked up recently, and hopefully it'll cure me of my hoarding problem—although, the thought of it saddens me because I love all my things :'(

I think that I'm adjusting fairly well. It's a really big city with a lot of people, so naturally it can feel lonely—but luckily, I haven't experienced that negatively yet. I befriended some new people, mainly coworkers but for the most part I've kept to myself lately. It doesn't really bother me too much, I think just working and getting home late definitely contributes to it. Because by the time I get home, it's usually 7 or 8. After cooking, eating, and cleaning up, it's already 9:30 or so. By then I just want to sit in bed and watch Gilmore Girls (all the time which could've been spent studying, tsk tsk).

Just wanted to do a quick update, I think most of this post sums it up. To end the post, I tried to look for nice photos to balance out the ones of my room.. but I was only able to pull up two. I guess my life hasn't been that interesting :'(

Oh, on that note, another slight update (ish)! I've recently (both in the few months) upgraded! From my iPhone 5 and Sony TX9 to an iPhone 7 Plus and Sony RX100 II. Hopefully my photos reflect that from now on :) Room photos are still with the old phone. Although I find that the 7 has pretty pixilated looking photos?
Tacos from Los Tacos No.1; Adobada (Marinated Pork) is probably my favorite!

View from Top of the Rock

Until next time~

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