One Way Ticket

Today I’m flying off to NYC with a one-way ticket! I’ve been going up to the city often this summer between finalizing job situations and finding (and securing) an apartment. (Everything you’ve heard about finding an apartment in Manhattan, for the record, is true.)
Excited doesn’t even begin to describe how I’m feeling… and, frankly, neither does anxious. I think I would say I’m just emotionally overwhelmed. Nevertheless, I can’t wait to start this next chapter of my life. It would, of course, be nice if my clothes and furniture could magically show up in my apartment. I’m thankful that I went to school in a metropolitan area because I’m used to moving from Florida to a city via airplanes. It’s tricky!!!
I’ve been enamored with the city since I was little and even more so while at Georgetown. I traveled to NYC (by myself) in October of my junior year and knew that I just had to live there. After countless trips last year, I knew that much more that I had to be there. (Although, there were a few weeks during spring semester where I thought it would never happen!)
This is the perfect time in my life to test the Manhattan waters and I can’t wait to see what kinds of opportunities and adventures take place. But, I don’t think that the reality of moving has actually hit me yet…
Things I’m looking forward to:
Living alone– After years of dorm life, I can’t wait to have my own space. And my own bathroom. And my own kitchen. I really lucked out with the apartment hunt!
Subways– I think I’m the only person who actually likes the subway (and maybe this will change after living there). But after dealing with the non-existant Metro stop in Georgetown, I can’t wait to be able to actually go wherever I want to go!!!
Working– Yep. I am very excited for this part. I’m in a little bit of a unique situation for my job, but it could not be more perfect for me! 
Central Park– Hello, it’s a few blocks away and it’s amazing. Can’t wait to spend time on the weekends here. Especially when it cools off a little bit… oh it’s going to be fun.
Friends– So many people I know and love live in the city and I can’t wait to be close to them again.
Anyway…. I’m excited!!!!!

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I am so excited and happy for you! What an amazing life you live. I only see success in your future. You've already accomplished so much, and it's quite fun to see what else is to come from you. If all, you will do great, and I can't wait to hear all about your adventures. Best of luck and enjoy everything life has to offer you!


Sounds like its going to be really exciting! Cannot wait to hear more. Congrats on finding an awesome apartment.

Natalie Hames

Carly I'm just so excited (and maybe slightly jealous) for you! My friend and I are determined to live in NYC one day. Can't wait to hear about all your city adventures!

Julia D.

I've been wondering this whole time if NYC was going to be part of this reveal and, I must say, I'm so happy to hear that it is. Can't wait to hear more about what you'll be doing while you're there. Best of luck moving, just remember that it is totally worth it!

Sarah B

That's so exciting Carly! Best of luck with all your new adventures. Can't wait to hear about NYC (and how you decorate your apartment!) Travel safe 🙂

Whitney H

I am so excited for you and jealous as well! I have a friend who is living up there and seeing her adventures makes me so jealous! One day I'll make it up there again…


wooo! when i moved to nyc i'd only been there twice in my life – once freshmen year of high school and the second for my job interview my senior year of college. i just had to keep reminding myself i wasn't the first person to move to nyc. seven years later i'm still here. welcome! 🙂


I just moved to a new city for my first big girl job too! (Pittsburgh -> Memphis) and it's amazing to be an adult and on your own!

You're lucky you have friends in NYC, I moved here not knowing anyone, which is sometimes tough. I know my coworkers, but that's about it – my sorority has an alumni chapter here so I plan to get involved with them.

So exciting! Keep us posted! 🙂



Congratulations on your new job and your move to the big city! A new chapter of your life is ahead of you and I just know you will have so much success. I have never even stepped foot in NYC, but it is my greatest dream to live there one day! I can't wait to read about all of your adventures and experiences. Good luck and have fun! (:

Alexandra Steinmetz

Welcome to the city! Congrats on being able to follow your dreams at a time when so many people aren't able to!

I can't wait to see all your new discoveries in the Big Apple!

Portuguese Prepster

Congrats girl!!! I'm heading up to NYC this weekend to visit my boyfriend. I've been going up a lot this Summer to visit him and it is such a fun city! I can't wait to hear about your adventures there and recommendations for shopping/eating!


congrats! that's awesome that you'll be living in nyc! i'm sure you'll have tons of fun! xxx

Amanda Coppola

You're gonna love it! Even though the subway may be a pain in the butt sometimes, the things and people you find on there are gonna be the most interesting things you see in your life. New York is great! I love going to college there and you'll love living there too!


Good luck and have fun! New York is amazing and I have to agree that the subway is great. I always miss it when I leave the city, it's the perfect time to read! 🙂

Megan G.

Wow, that is such an awesome move. I've only been to NYC a few times but I absolutely love it there. You are going to have so much fun, this adventure is going to be so fun. I can't wait to hear how everything goes and how much you love the city!