Friday, August 27, 2010

Au Revoir, New York City

Surprise! I’m moving. If you’ve been following along you’ll know this is my fifth move in little more than a year (DC to Brussels, Brussels to DC, DC to Brooklyn, Brooklyn to Manhattan, Manhattan to DC), and no, it doesn’t get any easier. I have a pretty good system in place - I know how to pack light and to avoid sentimentality when purging my possessions – but the process still inspires both physical and mental stress.


I’ll miss New York. We’ve had our ups and our downs, but overall I’m leaving with a positive feeling about this city, my experiences here, and any future opportunities I might have to return. What can you say about the Big Apple? There really is nothing else like it. New Yorkers like to boast that they live in the greatest city in the world, and I’m now inclined to believe them.


The journey to DC begins today, detours in Minnesota, and ends with a flight to Reagan National Airport on September 1st. As I try to reorganize my life in the apartment I’ve rented for four years but lived in for less than two, I’m indulging in a short, end-of-summer break from blogging. After all, what self-respecting French blog doesn’t take its congés payés in August?

See you after Labor Day!

5 comments:

FrenchTwistDC said...

Hope you have a chance to stop by the State Fair while you're in Minnesota. I think it's funny that you're from Minnesota and love France and I'm from France and love Minnesota... haven't managed to convince the husband he wants to move to St Paul quite yet, but I'm still working on it...

Zhu said...

You are THE expert on moving! It's kind of cool though, you get to discover the world. Although I'm sure it's tiring :-)

Tanya said...

@FrenchTwistDC, Definitely going to the Fair. I would love to move back to St. Paul. Your husband doesn't know what he's missing!

@Zhu, So tiring, but the day I stop is the day I'll probably be bored, you know?

Nisha said...

All the best ! Will keep checking this place for updates. :)

It doesn't become boring and you get to know so much about the place.

Cancemini4 said...

Can't wait to see you back in the 'hood! :) Isn't it strange that DC almost feels like more of a stopover than home now?