If you follow me on Twitter (or, you know, know me in real life), you might know that I’m moving. Two weeks from tomorrow.
Most people in NYC look the month they’re moving, but the idea of it being a week or two before I moved and not having a place to live terrified me, so I spent a bunch of clandestine lunch breaks last month apartment-searching, and finally found a place. Yay!
A few people have asked why I’m moving.
This is not the only reason, but this closet is pretty lame. I’m not sure if you can see, but behind that second accordion door is a wall, not more hanging space. No, really, I love NYC.
I’m primarily moving because I got a month free moving into this place, but don’t get that same month free to resign (despite negotiating), so it’s time to move again. I’m moving to my fourth apartment in NYC (moved out of the first two for the same reasons, and finally learned my lesson this time.)
I’m moving from the Hell’s Kitchen/Garment District area to Chelsea. I’m moving a bit more than a mile, but moving away from the Port Authority/Penn Station area will be very nice. I’m really excited for my new ‘hood and a new chance to figure out how to fit all my stuff into a new place and redecorate a bit. I’ll also be closer to work and be able to cut back on dog-walking expenses by walking Bailey at lunch some days.
They said if I provided the paint, they’d paint the whole apartment for me, since they were going to repaint anyway. Well, okay?!
I saw this image on a social media blog that was talking about Pinterest (my life is sorta all social media all the time), and was obsessed. I don’t know if that paint sample above is as close as I thought, though. I can only pick from one kind of paint–Benjamin Moore Aura (which apparently is the most expensive. Thank you, new building), and their selection was sort of lacking. I guess I’ll have to see how it looks tomorrow in the sun.
I’m moving two weeks from tomorrow and am stressing out a bit, especially since I’ll be in DC next weekend running a half. I have a lot of getting rid of to do between now and then.
Luckily, there’s a paint store across from my office, and I’ve been ducking in there to grab paint samples. These little guys are only $4, which, for someone like me who’s terrified of commitment and picking the wrong color, is so worth the peace of mind.
I ran home from work tonight (run-mutes for the win), and knew I wanted to do my little paint swatch, so I did a super-classy running with this and the little sponge brush in a plastic bag in my left hand. I felt so tight while running tonight, but as usual, felt happy when I was done.
Oh, and yesterday, I signed up for that. My dear friend and Junior League “manager,” Julie, is running it for her first marathon, and I promised her I’d also run it, and I keep my promises to my friends. I was actually considering it for my first marathon, but a friend talked me into Chicago, and I went along with it.
I’m so excited go back and show D.C. who’s who as I run a 3:59 marathon. I took off 40 minutes between marathons 1 and 2–I’m only looking to take off half as much time this time. Should be a breeze, right? 🙂 (HA.)
Also! I picked a winner for my Exhale giveaway:
Allison, can you email me at theodora.blanchfield at gmail with your address? Thanks!