It’s a big day at swissmiss studio: Ten years ago today, I moved to NYC.
After a 10minute Interview with Matthew Waldman, at the time running New York Zoom Inc in downtown Manhattan, I was hired for a 3 month internship. A few weeks later, he offered me a fulltime job and a H1B Visa. I have since worked at many prominent studios and made the jump into starting my own. I was one of the people walking home all covered in white dust on 9/11. And even though all signs pointed to leaving NYC after 9/11, I was stubborn enough not to. Thank god, because I met my fantastic husband G in an elevator 5 years ago, and had little Ella Joy 3.5 years ago. And today, I am starting a part-time teaching position at Parsons, the New School.
Every year I have fallen a little bit more in love with NYC. I have in the meantime become a true Brooklynite and could not imagine living anywhere else. I agree with John Updike: “The true new yorker secretly believes that people living anywhere else have to be, in some sense, kidding.”
NYC, thank you for being so good to me.