There are very few certainties in life, but one thing I was completely certain of was that we would never live in New York City again. We loved our time in the city when we lived there in 2010-2011, but we were so young and carefree back then! We’d never again trade the convenience of cars, cheap grocery stores, and space… right? And then Johnny told me that his company was transferring him to NYC.
Butttt we have a toddler and a second child on the way! NYC is just out of the question… isn’t it? We both thought so. But life is full of surprises, and this is certainly one of them! I’ve mentioned that Johnny’s been traveling a lot for work lately, and rather than continuing to fly to New York every few weeks, his company decided it’d be easier to just call NYC home base. So we will be NYC residents once again! We’re both excited and understandably a little apprehensive about doing the whole city thing again, but this time with a child (and another growing one) in tow.
So while we greeted the news with mixed emotions, we’re mostly excited for this next chapter of our lives. We found ways to save money while living in the city the first time, and you better believe we’re still just as determined to do it again.
There are lots of unknowns with this move, but one thing is certain: we’ll have a lot of fresh new food for thought on OFB. We’ll keep you updated on the details of our NYC life on a budget, the realities of saving money in a big city, and all the other changes this move is sure to bring. Wish us luck as we attempt life in The Big Apple: Part II!