In April 2012, I moved to Philadelphia, PA to start my new job as a blogger for Free People.
I didn't know a single soul. In April 2014, t'was time for me to be moving on.
Here's what happened in between.
Every so often, I like to edit together all the footage I've collected over a certain period of time. With 2014 coming to a close, now seems the perfect time to debut this video of exactly two years in Philadelphia.
Two very full -- yet very quick -- years, where I changed so freaking much. I learned so much. Grew so much. Laughed so much. I was introduced to some of the most incredible people I've ever known. And, yes, there were some really really really really hard times. A lot of them. Times that tested my strength in ways I never thought imaginable. Times that pushed me to do a whole lot of growing.
You won't see those times in this video, though. Not because I don't want to admit they existed -- to me, the harder times are represented in this video right next to the easier ones. The reason those times aren't evident to the outside eye is simply because I'd never let them wipe the smile from my face. No matter how hard life gets, you've got to keep going. You make the best of every situation, taking each as it comes, and knowing that it's all a learning experience. That's what life is. You have the choice to make it fun. Why choose anything but?
April 2012 to April 2014 was one of the most hectic, intense, beautiful, fun chapters I've experienced thus far in this life. It brings me to the verge of tears when I think of how crucial this time period has been to my personal growth; how many wonderful memories were created. It changed me in so many ways, and I will be forever grateful for every single thing -- every single person -- it's given me.
Damn. Thank you, Philly. You'll always feel like home to me.
**To view this in HD, head to Vimeo and watch there!**