I’m moving to NYC!?!

If you follow me on Twitter or YouTube you might already know this, but I thought that I’d make it official by announcing it here: I am moving to NYC! A few weeks ago I got an offer for my dream internship (on Twitter of all places!) and I’m in the midst of apartment hunting now – and it’s crunch time! My first day on the job is March 14th!

I’m about to get a bit cheesy here so bear with me, but when I took the semester off my practical side was afraid it was going to be a decision that would ruin my life. Instead I listened to my inner optimist (as I tend to do) who was telling me that it would be a life changing decision, and not necessarily in a bad way.

I kept telling Chris about an inexplicable feeling that things were going to change in a big way this spring (and I applaud him for not rolling his eyes at me.)

Ever since I started taking blogging seriously I’ve always said I needed to move to a big city (though I was certain it’d be Chicago) and chase bigger opportunities.

The internship is only for six months, so the move isn’t permanent. But while I’m there I am so eager to soak up everything I can learn from my coworkers (they seem awesome, y’all!), explore the city, and meet some fabulous people.

So I’m sort of ignoring everything I ever learned about stranger danger and internet safety when I say this, but if you’re an NYC blogger (or creative of any kind!) and want to meet up for coffee, do an awesome collab, or go on adventures let me know! I am really excited to meet some great people and make some blogger magic happen!

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What I’m most excited for:

  • Starting my internship! (It sounds like it’s going to be so much fun!)
  • Living in the city – I am so excited to explore!
  • Trying the great food (there seem to be vegetarian restaurants on almost every block!)
  • Meeting other bloggers are creaties (hit me up!)
  • Living in a tiny apartment – I feel like it’s a rite of passage!
  • Friends and family are already planning visits – I’m so excited to get to play tour guide and offer my favorite people a place to stay!
  • The experience as a whole!

The downsides:

  • Leaving my family and all of my friends behind will be a big adjustment.
  • I’m going to miss so many of Wyatt’s milestones when I’m gone. Going from seeing him everyday to not at all will be rough!
  • Meeting new people – this is a pro and a con. I’m a bit introverted so approaching new people is tough for me!
  • The city is a bit smelly. I’ve been there once and the smell has stuck with me ever since. Luckily that’s something I’m willing to get over!
  • Going even longer distance with Chris.

A few weeks ago I posted a picture of a new travel journal mentioning I needed to find some adventure, and this move definitely qualifies.

I’ve been filling the new journal with some exciting plans and places I want to visit (many of which have been inspired by some of Damon & Jo’s videos!) but I would love some recommendations for where to visit while I’m there!

I covered the basics when I visited this summer: The Brooklyn Bridge, Eatlay, Central Park, etc. So if you have any recommendations that are a bit outside of the box I’d love to hear them!

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  • Wow, that’s so exciting! I’ve always dreamed of moving to NYC, and now you’re making the big move yourself! Congratulations on the exciting new internship. I can’t wait to see what adventures you get up to in the Big Apple! 🙂

    • Thank you so much! I love New York, I am so excited to get the opportunity to move there!

  • Congratulations Morgan! That’s such an exciting change! I’m also an introvert, so I understand the anxiety of meeting new people. Sending you good thoughts!

    • Thank you so much Erin! I am definitely more excited than I am nervous (which is a good thing!)

  • Congratulations!!!! I visit NYC all the time, my boyfriend lived in Brooklyn until a few months ago and I can’t even explain how much fun it is to explore….to the point where we’re seriously considering moving back. A great date night is dinner and a stand up comedy show at The Stand! You’re going to be so in love with the city.

    • Thank you so much! And that is amazing – I love Brooklyn! And you should (and let me know if you do!) I love comedy shows, and I’m sure that NYC has much better comedy than we do here in the midwest haha.

  • So proud of you, girl! You’ve worked so hard and followed your dreams with such passion and drive, and no one could deserve the good things coming your way more that you do. You’re gonna kill the game in New York and I can’t wait to hear about all your adventures!

    • Thank you, Megan! <3 You are always so good to me and I love and appreciate you to the moon and back. I am so excited to keep you filled in! 🙂

  • Blondes & Bagels

    So happy for you Morgan! You’re going to have such an amazing experience and learn and grow! And as for the smells, some blocks reek but turn the corner and you’ll get a whiff of NYC pizza – not all the smells are awful 😉
    xoxo Kelsey

    • Thank you, Kelsey! I am so excited to be out there (come visit me!!!) and yeah, it’s definitely not all bad! I got lost when I was there last and ended up on a block that had like 4 different flower shops all clustered near each other and I was in aromatic heaven!

  • Ana Valentin

    Morgan I can’t begin to explain just how excited I am! I will bring you to some amazing vegan and vegetarian restaurants ANYTIME. I will be your right hand man love. Message me when you arrive so I can meet up with you! YAY! Congrats on your internship, you’re on to doing big things!

    • I am so excited, too! We are going to have such a great time! And we can have all sorts of blog dates and adventures together! <3 I definitely will! Thank you so much!

  • I will be in NYC in about two weeks for spring break. I love it there! I’m sure you will do very well there, you seem like the kind of person who was always meant to go to New York!

    • How fun! And thank you so much for saying so, I’ve been so nervous (but excited!) but I keep telling myself that it’s supposed to happen!

  • I’m so happy for you!! I can’t wait to hear all about it! 🙂 I know God has good plans for you!

    • Thank you Ashlee! I am so excited, and I will definitely keep you filled in on my adventures!

  • Seasonly

    I’m in CT and I wanna come visit!

    • Absolutely! That will be so fun, I love meeting up with bloggers!

  • Bailey Black

    I love NYC. So jealous of your move, Morgan! I’m sure you’ll find many opportunities! <3