Hi! My name is Amber-Lily and I’m a Canadian girl who has been living in Jacksonville, FL the past 8 years. Recently, I moved to New York. It’s probably more accurate to say that I crash landed into my fiancé’s apartment in Bed-Stuy. Nonetheless, I emerged from a smoking pile of wreckage in my thrifted Levi’s ready to take on this new city with naïve excitement.
This is something I’ve wanted to do since I was in Middle School, pack up and move to New York City. I knew it was expensive, dirty, and brutal, but that meant it was for me. It’s a place for me to figure out who I am away from my family and anything I’ve known. It’s confusing and colourful, never lacking in expansion. I had outgrown my little beach town and I needed a new challenge.
The purpose of this blog is to help others that are wanting to move here, or just want to strike out on their own to ANY major metropolis. I will be talking about finding places to live, finding a job, and fun things to do around the city. I will go into detail about mistakes and things I’ve learned so you won’t make those same missteps. This is also a space for me to unload my anxieties or apprehensions about this journey. Hopefully I can make you laugh, and teach you a thing or two.
Just because i’m New to New York, doesn’t mean you have to be.