Almost three years ago I packed up my pretty “perfect” life living on the glorious Gold Coast, Australia in search of an adventure in the concrete jungle of dreams, NYC. I had always dreamed of living in this fast paced city they call the big apple but never in my wildest dreams had I considered it a serious possibility. Well… not until series of events began to unfold which I read as “signs from the universe” leading me to believe that I could have a chance at making my ultimate fantasy life a reality. In the words of fellow Aussie and inspiration, Christine Denny “I didn’t want to wake up one morning ten years from now crying over my bowl of cereal wishing I had done things differently” so I set the wheels in motion for the big move. Back in the land of Oz I had a gorgeous pad right on the beach, a successful business which allowed me to pursue my love of dance, multiple yearly exotic vacations (this hasn’t changed much), not to mention the best friends and family a person could hope for. Yet still the draw of city life was luring me. So I took a leap of faith and jumped off the ledge trading it all in for central park views and a fire escape on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. It certainly has been a whirlwind of adventure on all fronts – work, friends, travel, dating but I wouldn’t change any of it. Magic DOES happen in this crazy city and sometimes I have to pinch myself to remember that this is real and my home is Manhattan! I intended to create this blog documenting my tales shortly after my big move but as they say in the movies this is the city that never sleeps and it is only now that I have been able to catch my breath and write… Stay tuned for some insightful, inspirational and hilarious stories from but the adventures of this “Strayan in the City”
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