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I made the biggest move of my life, thus far, 4 years ago.
I moved away from the comfort of a small town. A town of less than 600 people, where I knew everyone & vise versa. Moving to NYC was a dream of mine since I was 14, and 6 years later, it became my reality. .
I was so excited, but freaking terrified at the same time. I literally knew NO ONE when I moved here, & the hardest part of it all was moving away from @eaeppli & banking on the hope that we could make the long-distance thing work until we figured out what was next for us. But hey, fast forward to today, & we live here together, & we’re married!👫💃🏻
This city has given me so much...the amount of opportunity here truly is endless. I moved here mostly for school & modeling, which like anything else, had their good & bad days. I earned my bachelor’s degree, booked lots of modeling gigs, walked in 4 seasons of NYFW, experienced how amazing & glamorous the modeling industry can be, & went through some of the darkest days of my life within the industry, too.
This city truly can make or break you, if you let it. It forced me to grow up REAL quick, & gave me the backbone I needed.
It’s here that I began my career in fitness & nutrition, where I landed my first fitness job, & earned my nutrition certification.🤸🏻♀️
If I hadn’t moved out here 4 years ago, & let the intimidation of a new place and people hold me back, there’s no chance I’d be the person I am today. This place molded me & has blessed me with the opportunity to pursue my passion & live out what seemed like a dream growing up. .
I love my work (some may say even a little too much, hah) and I am SO incredibly grateful to this city for making me earn that gift, making me learn how to get comfortable with being uncomfortable, & work my ass off every day.✨
Thank you, NYC & all of the amazing humans & forever friends I’ve met along the way.💕🙏🏻