a new chapter

by Krystal Bick
February 23, 2015

Jacket: Alexander McQueen (old, but crushing on this jacket); Sweater: Everlane (sold out, but similar style here); Skirt: Yigal Azrouel borrowed from Elizabeth Charles; Boots: Celine; Beanie: H&M; Bag: Chanel; Sunglasses: Ray-Ban
Full disclosure: I’ve written and rewritten this post about 5 times. I also intended to post it last week. And then decided to rewrite it. Again.
Not because I’m nervous to share my news (quite the opposite actually). It’s more I can’t believe some of what I’m typing is about to happen. The best way I can describe it is a deep rooted fear in jinxing something. Like if I hold on too closely to it now, it’ll slip through my fingers. And that’s the tricky thing about hope. We always try to hold out for it, but not overly so, because that means we might be disappointed in the end. It’s quite the frustrating balance to strike.
But this time, I’m just going to say fuck it and jump. And man. I have to say, it feels good!
For starters, last Thursday marked my 29th birthday. Like a cold slap in the face, my last year of my 20s snuck up on me. Don’t get me wrong — I’m embracing it, full-heartedly. Like a last hurrah to a decade, to really run at full speed toward everything I’ve wanted to accomplish over the past few years, without looking back or thinking twice.
Which is why, next month, I’m moving to New York. 
Even typing that sentence makes me deathly afraid that I’ll wake up tomorrow and it won’t be true. For those of you who have followed This Time Tomorrow for a few years now, you may recall I was planning on moving to New York a while back for work, until the start up I was working at went into acquisition talks with Google. Fast forward five years later and I’ve built a life that I really enjoy here in San Francisco, with friends that I call family,  a job that truly challenges me and some great relationships that have made me a stronger and better person in the end. I wouldn’t change a single second of it, if given the opportunity. 
But now I’m ready to start the next chapter. I’m afraid, excited, doubtful and hopeful all at the same time — and it’s reminding me that the unknown is something I shouldn’t be fearful of. It should be a reminder of what it feels like to be alive. 
Granted, having said all of this, I realize this isn’t the most groundbreaking change or news I could be announcing, but for me, it’s a longtime dream coming true. And I’m beyond excited to document and share the journey with you guys along the way — even incorporating a little bit of a facelift around the blog and the content I focus on here at This Time Tomorrow. Style and fashion will always be a passion of mine, but I think the longer I stay in this community, the more I’m starting to evaluate what it is that inspires me and keeps me coming back to this creative space every day. Travel, lifestyle topics, restaurant reviews,  and general life updates have been things I’ve sprinkled in here and there from time to time, and rather infrequently at best. I want to change that. If there are past posts or types of content you really want to see here on This Time Tomorrow, I’d love to know.  If there’s something I’m not doing enough of, I’d love to know. If there’s something I’m doing that you hate, yes, I’d also love to know. You get the picture — let’s make this a conversation, shall we? 
But for right now, I’d love to know, what dream of yours scares you and what are you doing today to scream at it in the face and leap into it?

33 thoughts on “a new chapter

  1. Congrats!! One of my big dreams was to also move to NYC and you know what? I did 5 months ago and couldn't be happier with my decision!! I am happy that you are taking this leap of faith and if you need any suggestions on anything, especially housing ( I'm a real estate agent here) or anything else feel free to email me! Good luck with your move!!

  2. Congrats and good for you to finally make that leap! I understand exactly where you are. Putting it in writing or voicing it with others makes it real. I believe that is our inner voice pushing us toward that goal. I am working on a project that I have had for many many years. I'm now in the midst of completing it. Sharing it is scary, but it needs to happen in order for us to make it real.

    I enjoy your blog as is. Keep it coming!
    Glenda
    http://sowhattotwenty.blogspot.com

  3. I've always wanted to relocate and I feel like I've missed the chance now that I own a house and am married. You're going to love living in NYC, I sure did and miss it every day.

    One thing I'd like to see more from you is taking style a step further and not just seeing what you where, but how or why you styled pieces a specific way. You seem to uncover great thrifted finds and I'd love to see more of your thought process on investment pieces and building a curated closet.

    Rebecca {at} Preppy Panache

  4. I've always loved your writingβ€” how substantial it is compared to all the fluff bloggers tend to "write" about, and how naturally it flows. It's one of my favorite things about your blog, and I would love to continue to read about your life updates more frequently: your job, your relationships, etc. We want to hear it all! πŸ™‚

    http://www.sunkissedsteph.com

  5. That is such amazing news!! I'm very happy that you're making your dreams come a reality. It's always nerve-wrecking taking such a big step as moving to the other ice of the country, but it will be for the best. It will provide you with the experiences you have always dreamed about and will make you grow even more as a person! So good luck on your journey & thank you for letting us follow along πŸ™‚ On that note…I love travel posts, so it would be great to see more of those!

    http://www.littleblackshell.com

  6. That is such an exciting move for you! Congratulations on making your dream come true! πŸ™‚ I hope the move is everything you wish for and more! πŸ™‚

    I enjoy your outfit posts, but it's your blog, keep doing/writing/posting things that make you happy πŸ™‚

    Away From The Blue

  7. Moving across the country is a huge, but exciting decision!
    As far as my dreams, I decided to take my career head on. I recently graduated from university and went after a tech start up. If I landed the job, I would be the 3rd person in the company. Despite having next to no experience, I went for it, and ultimately landed it. I am now the head of marketing (but Im also a one person department, HA!) and have to take deep breaths all the time because of what Ive gotten myself into. But, I wouldn't change it for the world, besides, we learn along the way right?

  8. Congrats! That's exciting news. I am sure it will work out.
    Me and hubby have the flexibility to love basically anywhere we want and we are desperately trying to choose the right town or city to settle down in and live the next 20 years raising children. It's a hard decision and terrifying. When all doors are open how do you choose?
    Dresses & Denim

  9. What exciting news, Krystal! I've been reading your blog for about four years now. I even met you once, about three years ago, while you were in Miami for Swim Week (at Mint nightclub on South Beach). I've commented on here a few times, but generally I just read and go. Anyway, all this to say, I feel like I 'know" you (even though I really don't), so I wish you all the best in your new chapter and I look forward to following along!

    http://www.girlinahotcity.com

  10. Gosh, I have some catching up to do! Good for you… and hopefully we can catch up in NYC in September – one of my scream in the face of scenarios… NYFW. Good luck for the move – can't wait to follow.x

    Thankfifi

  11. I am so excited for you!! My friend works at Google in NYC (on the Education side). I am sure there are thousands that work in that office but I told him I will be so jealous if he gets to meet you. Anyway, my dream is to move to NYC and I have attempted it two times and backed out. I keep saying if by my 30th bday (which is not too far off…August 2016) I am not tied to Richmond, I am totally moving to NYC. I know it sounds like an excuse but your move is definitely a push for me to just jump in, as well!!

    Best wish to you in the Big Apple!! xo, london camille

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