I’m just a little over a week into the move from Indianapolis to New York city and this is the first time I’ve had a chance to slow down and collect my thoughts. The past week has been non-stop change and it’s probably good that I haven’t had a chance to let it all catch up because I think it would cause a crazy panic attack. All joking aside, New York is such a different place than Indianapolis or the quiet peaceful village of Westerville...but I really love the new pace and new place. So let’s dive into it, shall we?

My parents and I drove the 800 mile hike from Indy to NYC over the course of New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.  It had been awhile since we were all packed into the car together, so I took advantage of the time with my parents before we said goodbye on Monday night. We got my tiny, yet really cozy; room put together and decided to check out Times Square. It was cold, it was wet, and there were so many people around, but I wouldn’t trade that day for anything. Note to self, the Minnie Mouse in Times Square isn’t as nice as the one in Disney World. Mom learned that one pretty quick as she was being haggled for a picture by the lady in the knock off costume. Dad and I thought it was pretty funny, to be honest. We had a good meal together and then hopped on the wrong train out to the Bronx instead of Washington heights. I’m glad I was with them, though, or I would have been a cry, lost mess. Saying I don’t miss my friends and family back home would be a lie, but I’m loving this city more and more every day.

My internship at Roundabout Theatre Company started a week ago and so far, it’s been a really great experience. Having Luke in the office is comforting, I hate being the new person in already established group of people. We’ve done a lot of audition material prep and learned our way around the office pretty quickly. I look forward to getting into the audition room soon to see what it’s like. Everyone here has a lot of projects going on, so I’m sure it won’t be long until Luke or I are pulled into the room to run music or the camera.

So far, this has been an awesome experience. I’m excited to go and explore this new city. It’s early, so I can’t say if this is a place I really want to stay in, but for now, I feel right at home. I’ve got great roommates, great friends and family, and incredible support behind me. The journey is just beginning and I look forward to what’s coming next.