My name is Natalia Barr, and I am a sophomore at New York University. Journalism and writing are my passions and unquestionably what I am going to do for the rest of my life. I expect to marry Drake when I grow up and won’t give up until he replies to one of my tweets. I seek to live a life that is the perfect balance between the lives of the characters on GIRLS and Broad City. Sometimes I’m in the mood to cry in public and just listen to Ed Sheeran in the park. I take a lot of walks. Iced coffee is better company than most people I know. I associate my outfits to my memories of major life events. And I put way too much thought into my Instagrams.
I grew up on Long Island, and I began this blog during the summer before my junior year of high school. During that summer, I wrote in this bio, “My house is in Long Island, but my heart is in New York City.” I now live in New York City, but not much has changed. The distinction between my life on Long Island and my life in NYC is still blurry, and as much as I try to fake it through cute Instagrams and holding my head up while walking down the street, I’m still trying to figure everything out!
I was born in Manhattan and lived there until I was two years old. Although this does not seem like a significant amount of time, it was all the time I needed to know that I belong in the city. When we first moved to Long Island and my mom would drive us around, I would cry when we returned home because I was hoping that we were going back to our home in Manhattan. NYC is the place where I would always rather be. It’s where I feel my happiest and the most like myself.
Long Island definitely limits my interests and talents and lacks the excitement that I feel the need to live in.
Although I have gained more and more knowledge about New York City throughout the years, I still have not been able to fully grasp the numerous opportunities (and street names) it has to offer.
I felt very “stuck” in my suburban community, but I can sometimes be a little “lost” in my favorite city. I’m developing this theory that every girl between the ages or 13 and 25 or so either feels stuck or lost. This blog is for all of you!