Why I’m moving to New York City

Jesus, I never thought I would be writing this. Dream do come true, I guess.


I’m actually shaking as I type as I can really feel this whole process actually happening. When I heard visa’s were tough, I didn’t know it meant possibly one of the worst processes I had to go through.

Alas, its all over now and in a few weeks time, I will give up everything I have, everyone I know and fly to New York City to try and make a new life for myself.


Why New York? As a child, growing up I have dreamt of NYC as the dream destination to work. I love London, Paris, LA heck I even love Dublin but none of them are NEW YORK FRIGGIN’ CITY!

I have only ever visited NY on holidays. I spent 3 weeks there one summer with my best friend (who was born there) and realised it really was all I dreamt it to be.Coming from a country road (with grass in the middle of it), New York is a sharp contrast and as a mid-twenty year old, career driven gal I can’t see a better place to gain experience and hustle.


I am literally walking around blindfolded as this experience is so unknown. I have made a promise to myself (and family) that I will book a direct flight home if it doesn’t work for me. Who knows, the grass always seems greener and I am under no illusions that this just might not be for me. BUT…I have to try. I owe it to myself to give New York, the capital of the world, every last inch of what I have. I owe it to the little girl, scribbling in her fluffy notebook growing up wishing she could embrace herself in the hustle and bustle like that from New York Minute.

‘I want to be a part of it.’

So here goes a new life. I will be sure to take you along for the ride, as petrified to the bones as I am. Be sure to keep up-to-date with my journey in The Big Apple on Snapchat (StephanieOQ) & Instagram (StephanieOQuigley) 



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