THE CHRONICLES #2: MY CITY

I always knew I wanted to feel home away from home. it was a fleeting idea that I was curious about, how one could find comfort in a different location from where they'd originally had it. only recently did I find myself in a situation that allowed me to move out of my hometown to a new cityturns out you can take the girl from the beach...and willingly.

for quite some time, I've always felt this unease while in my old town. I think part of me knew sooner than the rest that it was time to move on. it'd always been something I talked about but never acted on 'til life forced me to. since then, I've had a calm to my chaos. it's not frequent but it's enough to help keep me sane.

there's something new to learn, see, feel around every street corner and down every block of my city, jersey city and that's why I love it here...and tbh, I never thought I'd admit to loving anywhere in new jersey. (#sorrynotsorry)


x, nicole

25 comments:

  1. I've only ever driven through New Jersey, but I've always wanted to visit! I also have that "need to get out of my hometown" feeling, but I just haven't found my place yet.

    xo
    Sami
    www.theclassicbrunette.com

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    1. definitely worth the visit & when the time is right, I'm sure you will! x

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  2. Finding a place to call your own is so amazing. I love that you are so at home in your new city (:

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  3. It's so great you have found a city you enjoy! It's such a good feeling!

    Rachel | www.theconfusedmillennial.com

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  4. Finding your home away from home is definitely a great accomplishment!

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    1. thanks girl, it certainly feels like one! x

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  5. Nothing better than home! Love that pic and such a cute post. Love how to the point it is.

    xo,
    Sara Kate Styling

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    1. thanks gf! just trying to keep it short & sweet. x

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  6. There is nothing better then home! This was such a cute post.

    http://xoxobella.com

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  7. I absolutely love the photo! I'm so glad you're loving your home!

    X,
    Cristina / cristinawashere.com

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  8. I have a travel itch too - I live in LA but really need to see something different!

    xoxo, Candice
    http://www.candicenikeia.com

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  9. What a darling little city. I think we all too often take our hometowns for granted. They can be quite exciting if you make the most of exploring them!

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    1. our hometowns help us grow into the person we're supposed to be, so I'll be forever thankful for that..but super excited to be some place new, learning new things. x

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  10. So exciting to finally move out on your own. For a year after college, I lived in Austin - about 5 miles from my parents' house. Though I made my apartment my own, it never felt like "home" because my house was just a quick drive away. It wasn't till I moved to Dallas that I actually felt like my own home.
    XO Amanda | www.glitterandspice.com

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    1. isn't it funny how distance can do that? x

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  11. I'm the same way about my hometown! There's no where like it xx Merisa | Monogrammed Magnolias

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  12. I've actually never been to Jersey! Definitely need to stop by now.

    xo // www.thematerialgirl.co

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  13. What a cool photo! I'm so happy you've found somewhere that you're happy :)

    XO, SS || Seersucker Sass

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