Sometimes you gotta throw yourself out of your comfort zone.
Since my first visit back in 2013, I fell in love with the NYC. The spirit of the city, the hustle of each day bringing new adventures and activities. Falling into this culture with each visit, I decided to make it my mission to spend my 30s as a New Yorker.
Back Story. I was born and raised in Macon, GA. Being a “peach” I had the southern culture instilled in me. Which is a good thing of course. Manners, the southern hospitality, the peaceful drives to the “country”, and SPACE! During my 20s I ventured to Atlanta, Ga. There I felt I’d be able to not only dream but to do! ATL was a great introduction to the city life and a way to get the best of both worlds. When I wanted to be at peace, I got it and when I wanted the rush o the city, it was only a 15 min. drive from Marietta.
One thing about ATL, they have a lot of dope underground features like music, fashion, and art. I found those on a whim which made the events an adventure to remember. Although I enjoyed my time in “Black Hollywood” with the modeling, acting, and overall lifestyle, I grew tired of the same old same old. I needed something new and New York was it!
Picking up and moving from the only state I’ve known was scary but exciting. I was used to the South and all of its splendors. Relocating to a new city with only three NY residents in my contacts list and with no car, I dove into my new life.
Still figuring out the city and what I can get out of it, I’m open to each and every experience. So what did I do on my first full day? Went to a film audition and explored Manhattan. Got a bite to eat at one of my fav burger joints (Bill's Bar & Burger), which was HEAVEN in a bun!
There's so much more for me to explore in this great city and I'm going to find it all! Stay tuned….
"I just like to write and create stuff. These are the diaries of how I'm living in NYC with sprinkles of life lessons I've learned along the way!"
- The Blakk Dahlia