I have been sitting on my lease for my New York apartment for almost 2 months. Time has flown, as always seems to do. I have known I was never going to keep the apartment, but still found it hard to sign the line saying I was not staying.

In a final attempt to try and keep the “apartment in the family”, I suggested Jen take over the apartment. That attempt failed.

Today, I signed the dotted line, that I have been dreading. I signed the line ending an era. I have officially given my amazing, fabulous rent stabilized Upper East Side Apartment up. I have never had such a hard time signing a piece of paper in my life.

I have never been happier in Los Angeles, but it’s still hard to give up my apartment. It’s ending nearly 5 years of living in the greatest city in the world. It’s about me officially moving on, and really living cross country from my friends and family. It’s about change.  This makes my move to LA final. I am staying here, happily!

While this is the end of an era, I look forward to what lies ahead. My Upper East Side apartment will always hold an important spot in my heart. After all, it was my first apartment I lived by myself. I have had many memories there good, bad, and ugly. I have learned a lot in this apartment, but it is time to move on.  I am thankful for the time I have had there, and am very excited to be a full fledged LA resident.