After living in New York City for about 2 1/2 months... I started to realize that it wasn't worth it to me. This is not to say that I thought the people I love in that city are not worth staying for- because that is not the case at all. I just honestly thought about how far away I was from my family and how I could not afford to even come home for Christmas this year to see them if I kept living there. I really had a great time at my internship with Lori Goldstein and working in the iLuminate Costume Shop. My living situation started to get stressful- and I didn't have the money to move to another place due to lack of security deposit money. Every person I spoke to on Craigslist wanted a big security deposit or either a year's lease. I decided to come back to my hometown, Taylorville, Illinois, to rest and keep applying to more concrete jobs and opportunities. I am lucky enough to have my parents take me back for a short time while I am trying to get the best opportunity I possibly can. I also really didn't dig the stressed out vibe in NYC- and how dirty it is. I am truly a midwest girl at heart....and I love wide open spaces. This is definitely an adjustment period. I am hoping to visit California in the next year and possibly land a job there... but I might start out in Chicago, first. Who knows where my next adventure will unfold :) Thanks for being here and thank you for being YOU. I like to stay pretty honest to you guys on this blog of mine. I want to tell you everything. I don't even record my thoughts in a paper diary anymore- so, this might be the result- brutal honesty... but in a good way. XO
*all photos taken by me in Taylorville, IL with my canon 50 mm lens mounted on my Lumix GF3.