THE CHRONICLES #7: NEW APARTMENT + NEW PATH

a little over a year ago, I wrote my first post about my city...& here I sit, still talking about it, just in a different apartment.

I've always known 'a lot can happen over a year,' but holy sh!t did I learn the true meaning behind that these last 365+ days. for ex: when I came to jersey city, I had a reconstructed knee & was going to physical therapy appts 2-3x a week, learning how to walk, run, bike, jump againfast forward to now: this view is a mile & a half from my new apartment, and I ran there & back.

the hardships I experienced over the last few years encouraged me to make the moves I kept talking about but wouldn't act on. a lethal combination of heartache, anger, stubbornness & self-pride pushed me to fulfill the dreams I'd always had.

while the circumstances were incredibly far from the best, I've never been more thankful to walk away & start new. since then, my boyf & I moved in together together, I'm v confident where I am professionally, and I'm making memories w/ some of the most genuine people I've ever met and most importantly...

I've learned more about myself & my uncanny ability to keep going, keep moving despite all the bullshit put in my path. letting go and moving on is not only eye-opening, it's testing, liberating and kind of addicting.

I hope one day, when or if you need to, you'll be able to walk (or run) away from w/e it is that's holding you back. 


x, nicole

31 comments:

  1. Love this post! I love how transparent you are with your readers!

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    1. thanks gf - that's a requirement for me w/ my site! so happy to hear you feel that way. x

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  2. It sounds like your life has really improved over the past year. I love looking back and seeing how much can change in 365 days...it's crazy right?

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    1. crazy is an absolute understatement! x

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  3. I love this post. A lot really can change in a year. I'm happy that you were able to run that distance!

    -Sabine | www.rinnyandbean.com

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  4. What an uplifting and fun post to read! You can be so proud of yourself! It is great to see what you can acomplish in a year. I'm hoping to have a great second half of 2017 as well :)
    Sending love to you from Austria!
    Theresa

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    1. thanks gf, that means a lot. I hope you do too! x

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  5. Keep pushing forward & stay resilient! xx

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  6. So glad to hear that things are going well for you! There are always ups and downs in life, and it's good to be able to appreciate the good times. :)

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  7. So happy to hear things are going better for you! With such a positive outlook and a will to keep pushing, it's only up from here for you. :)

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    1. thanks love - remembering this the next time I'm down! x

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  8. such an inspiring post, thank you for sharing!!

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  9. Keep pressing forward. I've been there! The tests are put in our lives to make us better and stronger! Doesn't mean it doesn't totally suck though!

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    1. couldn't have said it better myself! x

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  10. It is crazy how things can change in a year. While it seems you've definitely had those hard times, you've had great ones too. Sounds like you're on your way!

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    1. a year feels so short, but so much happens! x

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  11. This was a great reminder of how fast things can change. I loved this post!

    xo, brooke
    www.livethepreplife.com

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  12. This was so inspiring-it truly is amazing the difference that can be made in such a short amount of time!

    xoxo, SS

    www.SouthernAndStyle.com

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  13. Loved reading this! It's so true how so much can change in just a year and how a person can grow.

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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed...and you're not kidding! x

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  14. Yes, it is always crazy how much changes in a year and also how quickly a year passes!

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  15. What a gorgeous pic! It's amazing to see how much you've accomplished in a year <3

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  16. New paths can be scary but we have to jump sometimes to get to something better! I found this for myself recently and for my best friend! Here's to your new path!

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