6 Months in NYC & Many more…

Today marks my 6th Month in New York City!! I can’t believe how the time has flown and how much I’ve experienced, in what feels to me a short period of time…

I have learned so much from this amazing city and even with all the nice images you see, behind that was a lot of ups and downs and worry if I would even last here… it certainly thought me that not everything comes easy and there is a hundred other people who want the same job, apartment, etc but you have to work hard! I would have never thought that I would have experienced what I have so far in this city… Literally anything can happen here!!

From meeting people here who knows a mutual friend at home to meeting random celebrities (Dr.Spencer Reid from Criminal Minds- I’m obsessed!) (Which can be seen over on my Instagram)

… If your given an opportunity, take it! You just never know where it could lead you or what connections could be made…

Even if this city makes you broke, because it certainly does, there’s always something, from an iced coffee to bottomless brunch;) I still never regret it

… I honestly was never a coffee person before coming here and now I know why everyone drinks it, it’s really a necessity!

…I’ve experienced all four seasons in my last 6months, from feet of snow (which I am certainly not used to), to rain, to sweaty humid heat in the summer:) 

I never knew what I would think about living here when I was planning it all those months ago but I really wouldn’t change a thing, it’s my NYC Adventure*

K x


New York, New York🍀

I never thought I would be writing this… here… in New York!!

(Apologies for the lack of posts, but it’s been crazy busy with the run up to Christmas and getting everything sorted before leaving Ireland!)

… So I have finally arrived in this amazing city and coming up to nearly a week here! (I know I cannot believe it!).. I also think that I’ve brought the Irish rainy weather with me!

You may have seen some of the beginning of my journey pics, on my Instagram @aztecdesires

It has honestly being the toughest process of leaving my beautiful home in Ireland with my amazing friends and family, to arriving in this breath-taking city where it’s everyone for one self. It has been a whirlwind of emotions since getting here, coming from a small town in Waterford where mostly everyone knows everyone, there is certainly a lot of changes, from not giving or getting a friendly ‘hi’ to someone on the street to getting lost numerous times on the subway, it really takes you out of your comfort zone and throws new experiences at you everyday, something which I am gradually taking all in! 

I am so thankful and overwhelmed for all the best wishes I got before leaving and cherish them all❤

This has definitely been one of the biggest decisions I have ever made in my life… packing my whole like (and a lot of clothes) into two bags is crazy and after unpacking it feels like it’s only a little amount! Haha (I do own a lot of clothes!)

While I have thankfully found an apartment to base myself from which is great:) I am still in the process of job hunting, which sometimes feels like I am getting nowhere in this Big Apple with hundreds of other people wanting the same job as I do but I have to keep trying (and reassuring myself constantly) and it’s all part of my experience I guess and this is really a once in a life time opportunity so with all the emotions that come with it, I owe it to my self to give New York every inch of what I have and this new life that I have to make my own* …My Motto for 2017 is to Believe (something I really do need to do more of, seeing as I’ve made it this far*)

Wishing You all a Happy New Year,

From the capital of the world, NYC,

Kel x

Settling in to NYC

As today marks Two weeks in New York!!! I still can’t believe it but to be honest it kind of feels longer than that for how much that has happened it that short amount of time!

I finally have gotten round to writing this post… The two main things that needs to be done as soon as arriving here is finding an apartment and a job.

(Yes I got easily distracted by this Sprinkles Cupcake ATM & was yummy too!)

So as I have mentioned in my previous post I have very luckily, got myself an apartment! Yayy!! I didn’t mention was all the time it took before coming over here to find somewhere, I honestly started looking while I was waiting for my plane over and as soon as I arrived to set up viewings and after around a week I found a place in Queens… I know it’s not as fancy like in Gossip Girl on the Upper East side of Manhattan but I am settling in here and can pretty much get to anywhere I need to be from here and it’s super safe, which was one of my main priorities when searching.

In this crazy city it is so hard to find some places when your used to small streets and villages at home in Ireland, and getting myself lost (even with the help of GoogleMaps, I’m such a disaster!haha), I’ve learned that getting lost and being alone I got to explore more and really think about more of what I want to do here…

Which leads me to the ‘job’ part… Honestly, No I have not got a job here yet and even after applying to numerous job sites at the end of the day I haven’t lost hope yet and I’m still determined to get to what I came here for;)

I went on a trip to Ellis Island immigration centre a few days ago and seeing what thousands of people did to get to this ‘new land’ it certainly motivated me to keep pushing myself!

It really is a …’concrete jungle where dreams are made of’…

New York really is full of anything imaginable, and just after two weeks I feel like I have did so much, from being in Times Square on New Years Eve to snow covered, winter wonderland in Central Park…

As I’ve arrived here during the winter, I was surprised by all the snow!! Which is absolutely beautiful (but cold) I haven’t really took much outfit pics as I’ve been mostly wrapped up in my Zara coat, which as been a saviour in this cold:)

Hopefully I will get a chance soon to take some more:)

From NYC,

Kel x