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Monday, April 23, 2012

LIFE: A NEW CHAPTER


Happy Monday
, Everyone!

So, some of you guessed this, some of you wrote me asking about it, and well, some of you, I spilled the beans to earlier, but either way, I'm here to tell all of you now! :)

Are you ready?!?
(NYC collage created by Liesl Ehardt using these images 1, 2, 3, 4)


That said, my life has taken a new direction, on so many fronts, personally, emotionally, in my career and beyond, and NYC has always had a hold on my heart, since the day I left it for LA LA Land almost 9 years ago!

"It's the end of an era," to quote a friend of mine, when I told her the news and my plans, and in a way, it is. It was almost a decade of my life, and it went by in a flash! Yikes!

Many life changing things happened, including some big decisions, which I do not regret, but instead know now were the right ones, as well as memories made, friendships formed and lessons learned. All of which have helped me to leave much stronger than when I first arrived, and with a better sense of myself, what I want and need in life! Yay!

My family and close friends are truly excited for me, and super supportive, which has been nothing short of helpful and comforting, and I'm forever thankful for it and them!

I recently handed in my official notice to my apt. complex, which was bitter-sweet for me, making it more real, but I know my future is bright, and I'm looking forward to all it may hold and the possibilities that are in front of me in the city where dreams are made.

As of now, I'm busy packing and downsizing significantly to only the things I know I need and want, which is helping simplify my life, and I will welcome the fresh start with open arms!

I plan to document everything, as always, and will share the journey and adventure with you from time to time here, while continuing to blog per usual.

I'm excited about all the directions this will give for my blog to grow, especially with the opportunities for it opening in the city, and excited to have all of you along with me! Woo Hoo!

Stay tuned, and know that I'm sending lots of smiles to each of you! :) :) :)


A few songs about NYC! ♥

51 comments :

  1. what?!?!? moving to NYC how cool!! it will a wonderful time for you congrats on making the move to the other side of this country

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  2. How exciting! Fresh starts can be scary, scary but so amazing too. Good luck on yours! I can't wait to see all your sassy photos coming from the big apple!

    xoxo, Amy
    www.amyisthinking.blogspot.com

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  3. YAY!! I am so excited for you!! I know it will be a FABULOUS move for you and I am hoping to live vicariously through you. :) So excited for you!!!

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    1. Thank you so much, Natalie...I'll be sure to post lots of updates and pictures so you can feel like you are there with me! Yay! :)

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  4. Wow, congratulations Liesl!! I am so excited for you!! This marks a brand new chapter in your life, one which I'm sure will bring you lots of joy & happiness!! Yay! :) xoxo

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    1. You, Anna, have been SO supportive of me and such a wonderful friend since my blogging days began and it means so much! :) Thank you! <3

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  5. I'm so happy for you babe! I can't wait to hear and see pictures of your new adventures. If I'm ever in the city I'll make sure to give you a call ;)

    kisses!

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    1. Thank you! I would love that, Mariel! I'm planning a blogger meet up at some point too...how fun! :)

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  6. Wow how exciting!! NY is SUCH a great city! take me with you!!! i'm such an LA girl that i think i could only last a week tops... and then i would loose my cool & would need my space. what an exciting new chapter! i'd love to follow each other if you enjoy my blog too.

    xo's, Vanessa

    http://fashiongalfireman.blogspot.com/

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  7. Congratulations on the move. I love New York!

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  8. I miss NYC, I miss the freedom of being able to drive a few hours and spend my weekend amoung its perfect chaos.

    You my dear, you're going to have the greatest adventure.

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    1. Thank you, Shay, I really am excited, and just know it is where I belong...it has always felt like home to me! I'm so ready for the adventure ahead! :)

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  9. YAY! You'll be on the east coast. If I ever get back to NYC, I'm coming to see you. Just a nice visit, not stalking you or anything. hehehe

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    1. I would LOVE if you came to see me...let's make that happen, Patricia! :)

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  10. How very exciting! Good for you. Looking forward to watching your move unfold.

    Loulou

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  11. OMG that is a huge change! Sounds so exciting!

    www.21saraloves.blogspot.com

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  12. That is so exciting!! I am jelous!! I've always wanted to move to both New York and La but have always been to scared to move away from my family lol!! Good luck sweetie :)
    ❤❤

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  13. sooo soo soo jealous! lucky duck! and you are so gorgeous!

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  14. Liesl, I just knew it! I am so excited for you! You are such a strong person and the things that have occurred in your life have made you who you are and paved a path that is best for you. I know that you will be a huge success in whatever you do and wherever you go. I can't wait to see what lies ahead!

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    1. You, Kathryn, have been so supportive over my time in blogland, and I have loved following your adventures, recent more and seeing all the pictures of your beautiful family! :) Thank you for everything, your words, messages, comments and support have meant SO much to me!!! <3

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  15. That is so exciting :D I always love hearing stories about people moving to new exciting places :) I hope to read about your moving process and hope you settle down soon! BTW when is the move! Happy for you :)

    x0x0

    lifelittlesurprises.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much, I'll be sure to keep you posted on it all and take you all on adventures around the city! Yay! :)

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  16. Congratulations and good luck!!

    Great blog!

    Catherine (your newest follower)
    FEST (food, style & travel)

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  17. Oh no did my previous comment got deleted?! Anyway this is exciting news! Can't wait for the upcoming post! When is the move date?

    x0x0

    lifelittlesurprises.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh no, silly comments deleting! :) Thank you for your support...I'll be heading back the first week in June! Yay!

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  18. that most beautiful photos, I love your blog, kisses

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  19. AMAZING NEWS!!! What a wonderful life change for you-I'm just buzzing with excitement FOR you, can't imagine how you feel! Can't wait to see where you'll be living, what you'll be doing, all of it! And maybe one time when we're back in NJ visiting we can meet up!

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    1. You are so sweet, Carla! I would LOVE nothing more than a NJ meet up! Yay!!! :)

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  20. love your blog:)Maybe we can follow each other? kiss http://comeduegoccedacqua.blogspot.it/

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  21. Oh joy! Congratulations! I'm so excited and also look forward to reading all about it! My life is going to take a whole new direction in a few months, involving a huge move...so I totally realte to your feelings! Much luck and congrats again!

    http://cafesocietyxxi.blogspot.com/

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  22. How exciting!!! NYC is my favorite city in the world. Lived there for 4 years. :)

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  23. NYC?!? That's so exciting! Good luck on your new adventure!

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  24. That's so great!! Enjoy!

    www.kimgodschalk.com

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  25. Yay! I'm so excited for you (and a little jealous)!!! Best of Luck Doll!
    XOXO
    AShley from isoldmycookiecutter.com

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  26. Congratulations and what exciting news! I have always wanted to travel to NYC...so I'm excited that I will get to get a slice of NY life via your blog. Good luck on this chapter of your life! :)

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  27. I am SO excited for you, sweetie...NYC is simply amazing:) Congrats on the move...Kisses and hugs.

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  28. Oh my gosh, congratulations!! This is so so exciting. NYC is one of my favorite places in the world, and I'd be lying if I said I hadn't always dreamed of living there. Good for you!!! :)

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    1. Thank you, Alex! You'll have to visit and then we can meet up and taking in the city! :)

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  29. ahhhhhh!!!! What a move!!! Congrats!!! I can't wait to see how your move goes and this new chapter in life!! :-)

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  30. that's is SUCH a wonderful thing, liesl!!! really i'm so proud of you for taking a leap of faith into the next chapter of your life :) and nyc-you couldn't have picked a better place to be!

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  31. As you already know, I've admitted I am very jealous of this move of yours, and at the same time excited for you! Enjoy it!

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    1. Thank you, Tom! Your support has been wonderful, and I am quite excited about all the possibility ahead for you as well, and will continue to follow your adventures! :) Now you'll just have to make one of them a trip NYC! LOL!

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  32. I really wish you good luck Liesl from the bottom of my heart! I know that you worth it!
    I will continue to follow your story more than ever now!
    Finger crossed for everything is going to happen in your life!
    xx
    Annalisa

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    1. This comment means so much to me, Annalisa!!! Thank you so, so much! You are so sweet and your support means so much! <3 I will continue to keep you posted here on my little blog too! :)

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  33. How awesome and exciting! Best of luck with your move!! :)

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  34. Good luck! What will you be doing in NY for a living?

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    1. Thank you! :) I got a job working in Manhattan with a music manager, whom I love and first met at a BMG concert event in the city years ago. I'll be doing graphic and layout design, as well as a hosting opportunity I got via this blog that will be all about fashion! :) I've put acting on the back burner, and am pursuing other passions I've grown to love as I've gotten older, continued to learn and change, which is what I think life is all about! Yay!

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  35. Yay, yay, YAY! I am still so happy and excited for you!! I can't wait to meet up and have brunch when we FINALLY vacation to NYC, ha ha!

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    1. You are so on, Courtney! Let's make that happen!!! :)

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  36. I'm also looking forward to your new adventures.

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I welcome all comments and thoughts and look forward to hearing from you! :)

by Liesl Ehardt