I love the burbs, that's what I learned this May. After almost three months in our small, 450-square feet apartment in Manhattan, we decided to safely move out to the wonderful suburbs of New Jersey. I can safely confirm that the suburbs and New Jersey are grossly underrated.
Living in New York City has its countless magical moments including seeing celebrities on your block, partying until 6 AM, getting literally anything you want at anytime of day, enjoying the most fabulous restaurants and bars, working for the best companies and honestly, being the best of the best. There's no city in the world like New York. However, it also has its miserable moments. Rats and garbage on your sidewalks, subway delays, way too many people, unidentifiable smells, small and expensive apartments, expensive everything tbh. Seeking refuge in the suburbs reminded me how fricken' fabulous it is to have SPACE, a BACKYARD, a CAR, LAUNDRY in the home, real SUPERmarkets, a GUEST bedroom and just plain convenience.
While I have been a city girl for most of my young adulthood, the pandemic has opened my mind to living somewhere with more livability. If we continue to work remotely in the future, it opens up limitless possibilities for us to live anywhere, and that's amazing! Why can't you work for your dream company and live in your dream setting? There will be some positive change coming out of this catastrophe and I think working remotely is one of them.
Dream big and reach for the suburbs baby!