So reading the title of this post you might be thinking, "Arielle, haven't you lived in New York for practically your whole life?" Well yes, but I was living in "upstate" NY up until a few weeks ago, Westchester County to be exact. In mid-February 2023, I finally made the move to the big city and now live in the borough of Queens! This is an exciting move for me since now I no longer have to commute for an hour or more on the expensive Metro North train to get to all of my favorite places around the city. Taking the subway everywhere is so much cheaper, and now I live way closer to my number one summer hangout spot, Rockaway Beach!
Me at Rockaway Beach in summer 2022
Up until now I had been living at home, in the same town that I had grown up and gone to high school in. Being that I'm going to be turning 30 this year, I felt that it was time for a change. So I am now renting my own cute little one bedroom apartment and having so much fun decorating it exactly how I like! I've been spending these past few weeks catching up with friends, checking out local vegan restaurants and trying to figure out my next move career-wise. Come this April, I will be taking my first international trip of 2023, to visit some of my family members in Lebanon, whom I haven't seen since prior to the pandemic!
A corner of my bedroom in my new apartment
I still don't have everything figure out yet for this new chapter of my life, but I'm excited to see where it takes me! As for the rest of 2023, I'm hoping to travel more, work on my content creator career and meet more friends who share similar interests and values. So if you're a fellow vegan, a content creator, a flow artist, love wellness and yoga, enjoy traveling, like to prioritize environmental sustainability, or all of the above, reach out to me on Instagram and let's make some plans! Thank you for reading this little update on my life and following along on my adventures. Have a wonderful day!
View of Manhattan's skyline and NYC ferries from a park in Brooklyn