WHO AM I | Often people have urges to do something different with their lives, but don’t know what to do. I am totally one of these people! The only thing I know is that I want more, but where do I start? What do I do? How do I figure out what I ‘should’ be doing? I struggled with this for quite some time and found myself jumping around from one career to another. But, with every new year always comes the opportunity for a change and/or another chance to pursue dreams.
I first moved to the neighborhood in June 2006 and I hated it. I was waiting for the lease of my apartment to expire so I could quickly run to Astoria, Long Island City, or maybe even Greenpoint with the rest of the millenials. Truth is, I stuck out like a sore thumb and I couldn’t stand it. The white washed neighborhood I grew up in did not prepare me for what I was about to learn living in Elmhurst. I have always wanted to “fit in”, and Elmhurst showed me just how different I truly am. After the initial culture shock of moving here subsided, I began to appreciate the people, local foods, and of course the shopping. A full 12 month cycle had passed, but I couldn’t bring myself to leave. I signed the lease for another year, because barely scratching the surface of what Elmhurst has to offer simply was not enough. Fast forward almost a decade later and I have finally come to realize, I am Elmhurst. Continue reading “It’s a New Year and a New Chance for More!”