31 March 2020


26 February 2020


Well well well it's been a serious hot minute. I feel like I moved to NYC a week ago but it's nearly March already?! The weeks are flying by, I don't know if that's because of working life or just how it is here but I've already nearly been here for two months. I'm trying to keep more of a record of my time here so I'm going to start posting a NYC update at least monthly, just as a digital diary for myself if anything.

I was sure I'd be so homesick when I finally got here but I honestly haven't had a minute to think about or miss home. I kept saying it would hit me at some point but it's been two months so touch wood it never comes for me. I obviously miss my amazing mama but I melt her head everyday so we talk constantly anyway. I did hit a badyin on the subway one night when all my friends were out in Edinburgh, but we'll pretend that never happened.

This weekend I'm planning my very first sober weekend in NYC... so far my plans are to watch the rugby (in my gaff and with a coffee) go to a spin class and get some outfit content for next week. I also plan on reading more of a book that my gorgeous friend Emily sent me over with a lovely card. I'm spending way too much time on screens now that I'm working in an office and want to get in the habit of reading so I'll take myself off to a cafe to read and edit images on Sunday. I'll be sure to update whether any of this ends up happening or if I end up in a bar like I have been the past few weekends.

I have my first visitor in 2 weeks so I'm trying to save coin for them coming but having only brought one suitcase over with me I'm desperate to get new clothes. I live a ten minute walk from some amazing vintage/thrift/charity shops so I've been spending alot of my weekends there finding serious gems. Including this leather jacket that I haven't really taken off. I took these last weekend when the weather was absolutely stunning - it's raining today so that didn't last long.

11 January 2020

First few days stateside

Hola lads!

I've now been in the states for 3 days, I've walked the legs off myself and only eaten pizza but it's been good craic so far! I'm settling in grand to my new flat and have been just kicking about town getting bits for my room to make it as homely as possible. I only brought one case over with me, ONE!!! I have no idea how I thought that was a good idea but to be honest I vaccum packed everything I possibly could and made it work. On Friday I trekked 4 bags and a set of drawers back home on the subway, I only got on 2 wrong subways that day but made up for it that night when it took me a good hour and a half to get home when it should only take half an hour. It'll probably take me months to actually work out the subway cause I have a tiny brain but I'm sure I'll get there eventually.  

I went out with a friend from camp on Friday night and had only eaten one slice of pizza that day so I acc got pretty steaming and felt so peaky on Saturday. 
When I finally shook myself from the hang I ended up spending the whole day kicking about Brooklyn, mostly Williamsburg and then I went vintage shopping in Bushwick which was a huge success and I can't wait to go back when I get paid. I got a bomber jacket and a yellow cord shirt in L train vintage after my good friend Daniel recommended it to me. I just chilled last night and today is my last day before I start work tomorrow (fear) so I'm just going to make sure I know the route to work for tomorrow and get myself ready tonight!! 


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