Life in between boring
Welcome! As they say, it starts with one. After spending the last year giving a glimpse into my life on Instagram, it seemed like the right time to officially start blogging. Before I go into detail about what inspired Unlikely Manhattan, I first wanted to explain the little line of copy you'll see at the top of the page. It says so much about me, and the content you can expect to see and hear.
So, what does "in between boring" mean? It's a term one of my friends used to describe my life while we were exchanging our favorite New York stories on a long cab ride (it's actually what he suggested I name a podcast). It's the wild night you have after months and months of doing nothing on the couch. It's swearing off dating for half a year, and then going on a disastrous date that could land on @Tindernightmares. And it describes me in a nutshell. I've had some hilarious, unbelievable, and once in a lifetime stories during my nine years in Manhattan, but 98% of the time, I'm flat out boring. I have weekends where I only leave my couch to answer the door for the delivery man. I can go months without even opening a dating app or putting on a pair of heels. I get sucked into the day-to-day rhythm of work, crash, and repeat. I'm happy staying in on a Friday night and binge watching Friday Night Lights. I'd gladly exchange a night club for night cream.
In short: I'll go steady for months just keepin' on, and then suddenly: BOOM. Crazy story.
So many of us have love/hate relationships with New York. Most of my friends are constantly struggling with their careers, love lives, friendships and comparing themselves to everyone on their Facebook feed. They don't have time to take advantage of all the opportunity around them, and I think that's a part of the push and pull of city living. Whether it's recommending places to brunch al fresco, the best weekend getaways, or discussing things we all think but hardly talk about (like corporate burn out and toxic friendships), I hope to make this a place for modern women to come together, whether you live in New York or not. I hope it's ,at the very least, a place you can count on for a weekly laugh. Maybe we'll all even learn a thing or two in the process. And just maybe, I'll actually turn this into a podcast one day! A girl can dream.