Monthly Archives: May 2012

Countdown to Brooklyn

So apparently, blog posts don’t write themselves. I wish I’d known that before I committed to (absolutely no one) keeping this blog up-to-date. But it’s May and I’m here writing so that’s good news.

May 28th to be exact. Memorial Day. I technically have the day off but will be doing some light work for my full-time job and my side gig. Hustling is a 365 thing in my life. I like having money. I like it a lot. So much that it baffles the mind that I never have any. But that’s a topic for a different post.

Today I’m just checking in because the countdown is on and I’m hoping that this post will be the first of many to come this summer. What countdown you ask? Well friend, the countdown to my move to Brooklyn, NY. Capitol of the world. My world at least.

I’m heading back for a short summer stay and I can’t recall a recent time that I have been more excited for a major change in my life. I gave this move an enormous amount of thought. It started as a seed planted by a friend back in January and grew into a full bloom move happening this Saturday. I’m packing up the car with clothes, shoes and my TV and heading north. Yeehaw bitches!

Finding a place to sublet there and finding someone to sublet my place here was time consuming but not entirely difficult. I have two students from different parts of the country coming to live in my space for 3 months and I am moving into someone else’s place for 3 months in the Midwood section of Brooklyn. My family and friends have been mostly supportive of the move primarily because of the reason behind it…I just need a change…of scenery…of outlook… of lifestyle. I need to shake this snow globe that is my life.

There are so many things that I am looking forward to this summer; concerts in Prospect Park (I’ll be living 1 mile away), jogging to and through the park every morning, reconnecting with friends, meeting new people, experiencing new things and just the act of BEING…in New York City. The place I called home for 11 years.

In discussion with a friend who is considering the same move but from Belize not DC, she mentioned feeling like she was moving her life in a backward direction. I never once thought of my move that way. For me, this move is so much about renewal and rejuvenation. I’m planning on sharpening up those edges that living outside of NY has dulled. I’m planning on getting a pep back in my step. I’m planning on embracing that feeling of freedom to do whatever the hell I want because in NY no one gives a shit and you’re free to be whomever the hell you want to be. And right now and for the next few months, I just wanna be ME. And be good at it and happy doing it.