You might have seen a lack of posts on my blog during the past year...I'm truly sorry! Btw, in my photo above, I'm rockin' the new Clove and Hallow pressed mineral foundation and LOVING it. I'll post a separate review on this very soon.
So what has happened to you in the last year?
Well..for starters, I took on a new job! I'm still at a media agency in NYC but I'd like to say this is by far, one of the better agencies I've had the joy of being at in my career thus far.
Days at home are rare for myself and Albert (FYI - we've lived together 6 years and have been together 11 years). We work long hours or always have an event either after work or on weekends. Our calendars are generally filled in advanced so it becomes a bit tough to juggle friends, family, and date nights. It's still a blessing to be able to spend time with friends, family, or unwind time for ourselves. Last weekend, we caught up with some high school friends at their apt in Long Island City. The views were breathtaking. NYC is amazing but I think I've grown tired of the New Yorker lifestyle.
Why are you tired of NYC?
This is going to sound backward to some people but my goal is to be a housewife (ha!) NYC is great for work and play but I think I'm ready to settle down and live a quiet life somewhere in Austin, TX. I want to raise my family there someday...maybe in another 3-5 years. The city is magnificent but at the end of the day, I want to come home to my own family.
It's because of this lifelong goal that Albert and I decided to buy two investment properties in Austin, TX last month. We're currently working on closing the first property this month followed by the second property in June.
Is it true that the city never sleeps?
It's absolutely true. Albert and I only average about 4-6 hours on weekdays and maybe normal 8 hours on weekends. Sometimes we come home at midnight on weekdays and on good days, we might come home at 7PM EST after a "short day" at work. However, Albert and I love our jobs and we love what we do. It's all part of the NY lifestyle! You kinda get used to it. The only downside is that we did not anticipate the NYC MTA infrastructure worsening over time. Our 45min commute during 2014 from Brooklyn to mid-town Manhattan now takes 1 hour and 15 mins or more depending on luck and hopefully no train issues.
I really hope to have more free time to blog but unfortunately, I'll need to cut this post short since it's 1AM now and I have a meeting at 9:30AM tomorrow morning at work!
Any questions that you want to know about NYC? Let me know if the comments below!