Hi, I’m Elizabeth!
After growing up in San Jose, CA, I moved down to sunny San Diego where I received my Bachelors Degree in Biology, and also lived in constant 75 degree weather for 5 straight years. When choosing a place to move for graduate school, naturally, I thought that moving to New York City where it is definitely NOT 75 degrees all the time was a good idea – right? WRONG (another post on the weather to come).
So I find myself here in the Big Apple (well actually Washington Heights), seeking adventure, but mostly slaving away at school all day. Just kidding, I love my program – and NYC. It has been a bit challenging finding a balance but that’s what i’m writing this blog for! Mostly for myself (and my parents), to be able to look back and see how I’ve grown – but also perhaps for others in my position.
It’s really hard to pick up your life and move across the country, especially for school, and it would have been nice if there had been anything as simple as a list telling me what logistical things I needed to complete literally regarding ANYTHING, such as, “How expensive is it to ship your belongings from UPS, how do you deal with a broker in the city, what are different state laws pertaining to your voting registration or your drivers license, CHANGING YOUR CREDIT CARD ADDRESSES etc.” It was especially difficult for me, as my parents also moved in the opposite direction of me, to Hawaii (lol, i know), and so it wasn’t as easy for me to leave belongings or any form of identity linked to the house that I grew up in. I truly left my childhood home forever in every physical, mental, and legal sense.
Anyway, if you’re applying to graduate or physical therapy school, thinking about applying to graduate or physical therapy school, moving across the country, running away from your problems, or just straight up bored then this blog is for you. Oh, I forgot to mention, I do have another section in my blog (the not mediocre part of my life), where I talk about cool places my friends and I go exploring to in our “free” time. So I guess this blog could also double as a NYC recommendation guide book – that is, if you think i’m cool enough to pick trendy places to go.