Before you even ask, no that is not my house. It’s an image I found on Pinterest that is inspiring my current decor. That being said, I wanted to give you all an update on how life in the ‘burbs has been so far. It’s been a GIGTANTIC change from the fast-paced New York City life I’ve been used to but a welcome one. It still feels so new that I can’t fully assess or grasp the situation but so many people have asked that I am trying to put it into words.
My commute to work in Westchester is 10 minutes. I literally leave at 8:45 every morning to get in at 9am.
The air smells amazing.
It’s insanely quiet. I’ve been sleeping better than I ever did in the city.
We have so much space! Our two-bedroom apartment is over double the size of the one-bedroom one we shared for 3 years on the Upper East Side. How I ever lived without two bathrooms is beyond me.
Walk. In. Closet.
Grocery shopping with a car. Who knew this previously horrifying errand could be so pleasurable!
Cooking is fun because I have all of my kitchen accessories (finally out of storage!) and lots of space to create fun new recipes.
Learning a new area is so fun! We love shopping on Greenwich Ave and so far L’Escale, Mediterraneo, and Bartaco are our go-to restaurants.
Everyone seems to want to visit which makes me so excited. I love hosting people for dinner or slumber parties!
Most importantly, everything is CLEAN. My dishes, my laundry, my windows. Things just don’t get that layer of dirt and grime that accrues in Manhattan no matter how often you clean.
I do feel slightly disconnected from “the real world”. I haven’t made a good group of friends in my area yet so nights of impromptu dinners or drinks are a thing of the past. It’s me and Anel versus the world!
Networking is no longer at the top of my vocabulary. I used to go to at least one blogger event a week but now the thought of schlepping into the city after a full day of work is pretty much the last thing on my mind.
We can’t walk to Duane Reade at 10:30pm if we’re out of toilet paper and running to the coffee shop down the block is no longer an option. Every venture outside of the home requires a car.
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