Eleven years later and I'm saying goodbye...
I moved here as a child with a broken heart and no desire for living past the age of twenty-five.
Since then - I've made art. I drank with the best of them - I drank with the worst of them. I've lived in wildly dangerous neighbourhoods. I survived my partner disappearing in the middle of the night with months of rent money. I've been evicted. I sobered up. I've experimented with a litany of hobbies. I've found some of the best friends I couldn't have ever dreamed of meeting. I learned to shed relationships and grow. I've eaten so many incredible meals. I helped create a cookbook. Spent way too much money. I've been loved completely, had my hopes stomped on and continued moving forward regardless of any situation.
New York has provided a playground of opportunity for my wild soul and I've had a lot of fun with it. It's weird to close a chapter on a city while still loving it completely. I am lucky to have deep roots here. I've made New York City safe, my friends are my family, these streets are home but it's time to go.
I'm off on a soul guided adventure.
I depart on June 6th and will go wherever my soul feels like exploring. I'm going to let my Type A+ personality take a back seat - I'm going to listen to what my body and soul need.
I want to write in the south of France.
I want to learn how to make olive oil.
I want to teach all over the world.
I want to get in touch with the earth in an entirely new way.
I'll continually update this with my adventures and I hope to get rooted back into photography on this journey.
If you're in NYC - I invite you to be in my orbit for the next two months. If you have any tips of where I should potentially travel to... please send them to me! If you want to join a workshop... now is the time to sign up! If you want to grab a coffee... just email me!
I thank you all for being on this journey with me thus far... life is just about to pick up speed. I can't wait to dive in head first and see what this world has to offer.