It's Not Goodbye, It's See You Later

It's Not Goodbye, It's See You Later
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I've been avoiding this blog post for a few days now, but if you follow me on social media you probably already know what I'm about to say. This has probably been the hardest 2 and a half weeks of my life, making a really tough life decision in such a short time isn't easy.

New York City has been my home for the last 2 and a half years! I've been spat on, yelled at, cursed out, you name it..it's happened to me, but I wouldn't trade this experience for anything in the world. I came to New York a young, confused country girl from South Carolina, but I'm leaving this amazing city a mature woman that knows exactly what she wants out of life.

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I've met so many amazing people and formed friendships that will last a lifetime. I've stayed out many days/nights dancing until the sun was up, partying on rooftops, crying as I walked home from stressful days at work, earning my street cred (I lived in the TRAP, I was the TRAP QUEEN), starting a weekly "Girls Night" with my friend Janna, attending events, meeting celebrities, finding my blog photographer (that I will fly to my new city for photos, he's not getting off that easy), and the list goes on. 

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There are sooo many things I will miss about NYC, like this amazing view in Brooklyn Bridge Park, my friends that are now like family, random trips, the convenience of EVERYTHING (this is good and bad), the food, the fashion, the inspiration.. O-M-G, I'm getting anxiety just writing this out, like girl...you want to leave all this.  But there are also things I won't miss like the rats that are the size of ME, the expensive *bleep* NYC rent (you don't even want to know), DATING (blah), and getting called names on the street when I don't give guys my number, lol. 

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Change is good right? I'll be 29 years-old in T-minus 7 days, I'll be living in a new city (kinda), and starting a new job. Life can't get any better than that, I'm convinced. New York has molded me into the woman I am today and I can never in a million years thank her. This was exactly where I needed to be and it all happened exactly when it was suppose to happen. I would also like to thank all my NYC family and Janna because if it weren't for you guys I wouldn't have been able to live out this experience. Oh yea, thanks to Trell as well for the random call almost three years ago telling me "we're moving to NYC," lol. Thanks for always and I mean ALWAYS pushing me outside of my comfort zone, Trell. 

Well with all that being said, I'm taking my talents to Charlotte, NC! I'm so excited to be closer to my family and friends I've grown up with. I know you're probably saying wait, that's not a new city you've lived in Charlotte before. Yes, I have but this will be a totally different experience for me. I moved to Charlotte fresh out of college with no clue as to what I wanted, but now I am a mature grown single (yeah about that, lol) adult living my dreams. So this go around is going to be a little different.

Charlotte, are you ready for me? 

XOXO,

Melissa Chanel