Thursday, September 4, 2008
year and a day...4 september 2008 gratitudes
i have officially lived in new york for a year and a day.
new york time is on its own clock, the big hand running laps around the little one.
i can't believe i'm a sophomore in this city. this year was a true roller coaster with the highest highs, and the lowest lows. like the feeling whether you don't know if you should laugh or cry. that emotion suspended for 12 months and a day. i moved here with two suitcases and nothing else. my first day i took a cab straight from the airport, dropped my bags off at haynes riley's apartment(which he generously and kindly let me stay for three weeks), and was escorted to the women's marc by marc store on bleeker by the darling susie farhandi. my first day in the city. my first day of work. i remember thinking, "just breathe".
the week i had arrived marked the beginning of fashion week. what a time to move to new york as a young fashion designer! i couldn't have been more in love with this city. i fell head over heels. new york felt like fall. perfect weather and an energy that was indescribable. i remember standing in line for hours outside the armory waiting for the marc jacobs collection show to start. unreal. the photo of me in the black dress was taken while i was waiting in line. the only show i have desperately wanted to attend. the collection was breathtaking. the production, so clever and worth the wait. i would have waited all night for that show. even though my five inch heels made me want to cut my feet off at the ankles.
i am so grateful to be here, and while i miss the south with all my heart, i know there is so much more for me to learn and see and play and experience and discover.
i just wish i could find a place that cooks grits as good as the folks in georgia.
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