Amanda's Life

I Heart New York

posted on June 18, 2014 | by Amanda Holstein

I Heart New York

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You may have noticed some hints on my Instagram, so I might as well tell you. I’m moving to New York! Yup, it’s happening. I’ve always known I wanted to live in New York for at least a year or two, and what better time to go for it than in your twenties. Maybe my recent 26th birthday gave me the push, or maybe it’s all my friends having an amazing time in the city without me. But what I really think did it for me is that I feel a sense of strength that I haven’t felt in a long time (maybe ever?).

The thing about being a twenty-something is that you basically spend the decade figuring out who you are and becoming comfortable with yourself. Learning to truly listen to what you want and need deep down, without letting anything or anyone else influence you. And the best time to make a big decision, like moving across the country, is when you’re in that strong, healthy state of mind. That’s when it doesn’t feel like such a big decision at all, but rather an adventure and a chance to grow even more.

So now that the decision has been made, I need your help! Where do you think a twenty-something like myself should live in the city? What are some of your must-see spots? Go-to restaurants? Bring it on! In return, I’ll be sure to share my journey with you, including the move, the new apartment, the fresh inspiration, and so much more :).