I have been in a little funk the past couple of weeks. I am really missing NYC, my friends there and the Garment District. With all of the news of Sandy’s devastation, wondering whether my family and friends and their homes were ok and just generally missing New York City. It was so amazing (and inspiring) to see a lot of my friends organizing relief efforts (I’m looking at you Paul T!!!)
But on a more personal level, I really miss the life I had in NYC. As much as I am excited about the opportunities I will have here in San Diego, I do miss some aspects of my life in NYC:
- Having a work life, a regularity to my schedule that I could count on day in and day out.
- Work wardrobe. I am a more formal dresser at heart I guess. I don’t like wearing casual clothes every day. I feel more myself and attractive in dresses rather than capri pants and t-shirt or jeans.
- My NYC friends (no explanation needed there). I am meeting some really cool people here in San Diego, people I know will be in my life for years to come, but I still miss my NYC friends.
- The Garment District. *SIGH* Oh how I miss thee, Garment District. I miss your proximity, the joyful step in my walk as I would catch a taxi to walk your hallowed streets. The ease of sourcing fabric, whatever kind I wanted, whenever I wanted. How I took you for granted, I know and regret that now. I should have visited you every week while I lived there. *sob* Now all I access to are polyester double knits and polyester that.
I am going through full on NYC withdrawal people.
Excuse me while I go pet my fabrics from Mood NYC, Elliott Berman Textile and Metro Textile. I need a moment to pull myself together.