Who is the girl behind NYShe Blog & Podcast, and why should you tune in?
I started NYShe Podcast because I love to talk. Seriously, ask any of my friends or family members. Most of the time I won’t shut up, and if I’m quiet for an extended amount of time, I am constantly being asked, “what’s wrong?” and, “are you okay?”. My mom said by the time I was 2 years old I was speaking in paragraphs. So I thought a podcast about attempting to make a life for myself in New York City would be a great creative adventure.
NYShe started growing, and so did my ideas and world in the city. The more people I met, the more people I wanted to interview and expand my reach. One of my good friends suggested a blog to accompany the podcast, and so here I am attempting to blog because I can’t fit everything I want to say in a 45-minute podcast.
One of my goals of NYShe is to make everyone feel like they can be a New York local whether they live there or not. I will be totally honest; living in New York City is a huge struggle when you’re first starting out. Living in the biggest city in the country can be extremely lonely even with millions of other people around you. I had never experienced true loneliness and isolation until I moved hundreds of miles away from my home, college, friends, and family to NYC. I hit rock bottom for the first time in my young adult life.
It took me about a year to really get my feet on the ground and feel like I belong here. There were so many times I wanted to get on a plane, go home, and never come back, but NYC has something about capturing your heart and not letting it go. That sounds so cheesy, but it’s true. I’m so glad I stuck it out through the hard times and used the support from my friends and family to be in the place I am at today.
This blog is going to give you a more in-depth look at my experiences in NYC because I’m usually interviewing someone else about their own. I like to say that “New York City is more than Times Square and taxis”, and it really does have its moments where I think I’m going to lose it or I see the most massive rat I did not think could exist. But New York also has fabulous moments where I feel like I am living in a fairy tale. Sometimes, I forget that I live here and how lucky I am to be one in millions who get to call NYC home.
If you live in New York City and are reading my blog, I hope you find that I can do this city justice. I hope you read a post about a place or experience you have never heard of and go try it out. To those who are reading this and have never been to New York or visited, welcome! If you’re planning a trip, please use this website and podcast as a guide to places and sights to see, food to eat, and experiences to create. Also, you might want to download a few apps so you don’t get lost. Don’t worry, I still use my subway apps, and I’ve been here for over a year.
Please keep in touch on my contact page, and let me know if you have any successes, failures, or new ideas for the NYC experience. Thanks for visiting NYShe!