The reason we started this blog was to document the struggles and changes of a cross country move for a young family. After waiting several restless months full of prayer, joy, anger, confusion, and about every other emotion you could think of we are finally able to say WE ARE MOVING TO NEW YORK CITY.
Back in January I applied to New York University to complete my undergrad in finance. One question we have been asked several times is "why?'. For me, the motivation was to learn and work with the best. NYU is one of the top schools in the country. They also have one of the best finance schools in the country and one of the best law schools. This was a no brainer for me. The educational opportunities and the professional reputation that comes with NYU is not accessible to everyone. In fact, only to about 28% of the people who apply. This is a huge accomplishment for myself, Ashley, and Cayden.
Knowing we had a big decision to make we had to analyze all aspects of this move for the three of us. While NYC is the finance and business capital of the nation it is also the fashion capital of the nation. With that being said, we are very excited to announce that trouser.etsy.com will soon become just one line of the new Ashley Nicole Brand. The new brand will consist of all things children and baby, maternity, and women. What better place to enhance a new brand than NYC?
Most importantly, how will this affect the most important part of our family? Cayden. If both of his parents are able to succeed that can only enhance his life. In one city you have so many cultures and opportunities for people of all ages. We have a very positive outlook on everything this move can offer our son.
This move has left some people confused, mad, sad, happy, and all of the above. The most important thing to remember is we are adults, passionate adults with dreams to succeed as individuals, a couple, and as a family. To us, there is no ceiling for what we can accomplish and we cannot wait to live out our convictions and pass them to our children.
So to sum up this post, we are moving to the big city this Fall and we could not be more excited. Big things are happening for our family and we hope you all share in our excitement.
I will leave you the famous line from Frank Sinatra's "New York, New York" and some pictures from around the web of our soon-to-be home.
"If I can make it there, I am gonna make it anywhere.." - Frank Sinatra