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I was really excited to get selected for this project because there are so many reasons why I #LoveThisCity called New York City. My family and I have always lived in New York but not New York City. As a child, my mom worked at an upscale hotel in NYC and I could remember going with her to work during my summers off from school. I loved everything about it, the subway rides, high buildings, the people, the culture and Central Park. I think it was at that point my love for NYC became something significant.
When I became old enough to drive into the city, I would come in to shop (8th Street was the best) or go out to clubs (with a fake ID of course). And when it was time for college, it was a no brainer that I wanted to stay in the Big Apple and attend the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT). I commuted for the first two years of college until I moved into my very first apartment in Chelsea, shared with a classmate. And I haven’t left since. I have moved three times since moving into the city 12 years ago. And what’s funny is that I am still not even tired of it. New York City is full of excitement and has grown with me as person. Another reason I #LoveThisCity is that it’s evolved with me for my college days, working days, and now raising a family days.
I have to say raising my three kids in NYC is pretty much my dream come true. I love that my children are exposed to so much on a daily basis. We see a new face everyday, and we are usually on an adventure everyday. I wish I was exposed to half as much when I was growing up. Broadway shows, museums trips, state of the art playgrounds are really at our finger tips. I am still discovering new things while living here as its always changing.
We are looking forward to the fall season to start. I #LoveThisCity, New York City, my home.
To see more of my #LoveThisCity photos check out my I <3 NYC album.
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