Sep 5, 2012

One Year

One year ago today I embarked on a journey that had no map, direction, or set plan. All I knew was I wanted to move to New York and experience all that she had to offer. It’s crazy to think that a year has already come and gone. Some days it feels like I’ve lived here for years, and others it feels like I just stepped off the plane. I moved here with just the clothes from my closet and the hope that good things would come from living/moving here. I didn’t have a job, knew less than a handful of people, I basically “started over” in a sense. I have always been a superstitious person, so I am a little leery of even saying this, but from the minute I got here, things just started falling into place, making it seem that this was the perfect move for me. That I was supposed to be here all along.  I found a job working for a fashion house within 2 weeks of being here. And although that didn’t turn out like I had hoped, it was still a great experience, and I gained some fabulous friends out of it. Currently, I work for a private equity firm as an assistant to 7 guys, who keep me on my toes and busier than I have ever been. (and I am not complaining one bit!) Who would have thought I would end up in the finance world? But, it’s been my most fulfilling and favorite job yet! I’m also lucky enough to still get to attend fashion events and blog for them through I Heart Heels. I think being able to have the best of both worlds, so to speak, is what has kept me from going crazy. I have a stable day job, but still get to exercise my creative side by going to fashion events and being involved in that part of the world. Without that creative outlet, I don’t think I would be as fulfilled as I am right now. Another plus has been meeting new people and gaining several great friends and also reconnecting with old ones.  

Someone asked me this week what my favorite thing has been since moving to New York? And I really couldn’t think of just one thing. I have had so many good things happen this year (which I’m totally chalking up to eating black eyed peas on New Year’s Day), that it’s really hard to pick one moment or instance that is my favorite. If he had asked me what my least favorite thing since moving here was, I could have given an answer in nothing flat. That answer would of course be that I miss my family and friends back home. I don’t call/text/email them enough and that makes me feel like a bad sister/daughter/aunt/friend. I am vowing to get better at connecting more with my fam and besties. They supported me from day one of this journey and have been cheerleaders ever since.

What do I hope or want for the next year? Hmmm. . . To be totally honest, I have no idea. And I am 100% fine with that. That’s how I started last year, and it has seemed to work in my favor. I am just letting things happen as they are supposed to and just enjoying the ride for now. Sure, at some point I will need to take more of an initiative, but as my mom would sometimes tell me, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” So for now, that’s just what I am going to do. Leave well enough alone, and enjoy things as they happen. I am happier than I have been in probably over 10 years. I love where I am at in my life right now, and excited to see where things go and what happens in the coming year.

On another note, Fashion Week starts this week and I will be covering several shows again this season (EEEK). So be sure to check back here and over at I Heart Heels, for Spring 2013 fashion coverage! Have a fabulous day, Lovelies! Xo


  1. I'm so proud of you, Sarah Taylor! And I'm so glad that each day still feels as rewarding as your first one off the plane.

    Keep a close eye on fashion week for me; I get my seasonal wardrobe advised from you, don't you know?

  2. I love this post! Probably because it sounds a lot like my life ;) I am so happy we are friends too!


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