Friday, August 7, 2009


Me in Times Square, Jan. 2008

Well, after 40 days working back in Alaska, I am heading back to the lower 48!!! I am really excited to get back to my life down there. I realized something being back here: I am not supposed to be here at this point in my life. I have never felt so liberated!! I instantly felt this as soon as I stepped off the plane in Anchorage. At that moment, I felt extreme excitement. I knew then that I had made the right decision in leaving Alaska. This will always be my home, but it is not my path to be here right now.

After a month on the road (I will be posting about that later), I arrived in Minneapolis on June 16. At that point I was still uncertain if I would be staying there, or moving on to New York City. I interviewed for a job in New York in June and do not know if I got the job yet or not. But, I decided that either way, it would be an amazing opportunity to move to NYC! When else would I really be able to do it? I am not committed anywhere right now, so why not?! I am not too concerned with finding a paralegal job (if this other job one does not pan out), there are about a million law firms in NY. I have been looking into it, and it looks really promising!!

I am headed back to MN next Wednesday. I will be there for about 2 weeks, then drive to Spokane to see Whitney and then on to Montana for Colver and Lorna's wedding!!!! Then, back to MN to pick up any remaining crap of mine, say my goodbyes, and head to NYC to live with my cousin Lis!!!!!!! I have loved being in Minneapolis with my fantastically amazing friends, Kevin and Lacey (aka roomies). I know that I love Minneapolis soooo much and will probably end up living there one day, but for now, New York is where I feel I need to be. I am so stoked about this decision!!

Look out New York, an Alaskan chick is about to dominate you!!!