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Why New York?

Why New York?

If you pay even the slightest bit of attention to anything I say, you know that last summer I lived in New York city, scarfing down bagels and sweating off all those carbs on the subway. At least one story a day starts with "so when I was in New York..." and ends with a dreamy sigh, hopeful of another visit.

I've never considered myself to be a "city person". I enjoy driving my pickup down backroads, quaint coffee shops, and knowing at least twenty people as soon as I enter Costco. While I grew up in the state capital, the small town vibe is something I'm comfortable with -- I'm accustomed to it. I love community rodeos, high school rivalry games, and the comfort that comes from small town living, Yet I am consumed by what New York has to offer. 

When you walk down a street in that city, you come in contact with cultures you know nothing about, people who speak different languages, and the ability to learn and grow with each corner you turn. There is never a shortage of different. There is never a shortage of growth. There is never a shortage of bomb ice cream. You see what I'm saying? Nothing can beat what this city offers. While I love the comfort my hometown offers, I love new people, conversations, and the opportunity to grow even more. Yes, even if that means subway sweat every day. 

That's why I'm taking the leap. 

In six weeks, I will be walking into an office on Park Ave and beginning my life as a Content Strategist for Odyssey. Six weeks y'all. SIX WEEKS. Is that crazy? Yes. Do I have a place to live yet? No. Do uncertainties kind of freak me out? Sure. Is the Lord good and opening a door that my heart has been longing for? Yes, and He is good and He is in the details. 

Babe Ruth told us to "never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game." And while I can't tell you what this New York adventure is going to hold, I can tell you that I'm going to be swinging for the fences. Thank you in advance for your love, support, and continued prayers as this change is quickly approaching!! I look forward to sharing my New York minute with you all! 

xoxo, Lil 

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