Welcome back to the Tracy’s New York Life podcast. This podcast features excerpts from my life in New York City.
For me, moving to NYC was a dream come true, but with that move came significant lifestyle changes, such as living high in the sky and in a much smaller space. As an Atlanta homeowner, I thought my apartment living days were far behind me, but here I was, becoming a renter yet again.
Sure, I had the opportunity to live in Manhattan, and with that opportunity came unbelievable excitement, but also, a certain amount of sacrifice followed. Suddenly, I was making the transition from 2,800 square feet to 950 square feet (large by New York standards, I might add), and giving up the security of living in a place that was mine (or would be after paying off the mortgage).
That life-changing move brought challenges and the unexpected. This podcast episode takes a humorous albeit realistic look at how I handled downsizing from a large Victorian House with a backyard to a high-rise rental apartment in Manhattan, and what would become of all of my belongings as I made the transition.
Looking back, just as the actual move happened quickly and without much time to prepare, so too did my shift to New York City apartment life. Here you can see some photos from my first apartment on East 94th Street.
I hope you enjoy Podcast 4 – “Downsizing.” Click the arrow to the left below and listen.
Have you listened to all earlier episodes of the podcast? I recommend listening to the podcast episodes in sequence. Listen to “Chances Are” and “Never Say Never.” And if you missed the last episode, “Mission Possible,” you can listen to it here.