Six years ago this week, I wrote my very first post as Single Gal In The City. Today marks the final installment here.
As I look forward to starting my next chapter in the blogosphere, I find myself also looking back at everything I’ve experienced on and offline since launching SGITC.
Back in 2008, when my good friend Carla finally succeeded in convincing me to share my musings about dating and relationships, I was 34 and rediscovering the joys of being single. Starting this blog renewed my ability to view singlehood as an adventure as I explored all that my hometown has to offer.
Along the way, I have connected with amazing single men and women, appreciating in a deeper way that when it comes to searching for a mate, we can all learn from each other. In more than 1,100 posts, I’ve shared many of my defining moments in life and love. I’ve blogged about the bloom of new romance, the heartbreak of ended relationships and, of course, my dating blitzes across the U.S. and Europe.
One of the questions I’m most often asked is – what will you blog about when you’re no longer single? As I like to think this blog has shown, a writer never runs out of things to talk about. It’s why, over time, SGITC has evolved from being a dating blog to a memoir about life in and with my one true love–New York City.
I’m excited to continue in that same vein over on my new blog, New York City Gal. Because even though I’m still a single gal in the city, ‘single’ is not the label that defines me. It is simply a part of the shared adventure of life here in my exhilarating, frustrating and singular hometown.
Among the greatest lessons I’ve learned from being a single gal in what is arguably the toughest dating market on Planet Earth–never give up. As my favorite TV hero from ABC’s Castle once said–
“What’s a great love story without obstacles to overcome? Every fairy tale has them–terrible trials that only the worthy can transcend. But, you can’t give up. That’s the deal. We want the happy ending. We can’t give up.”
Finally, I want to express my tremendous gratitude for your support as readers of Single Gal In The City. As any writer will tell you, a little encouragement goes a long way. I’ve been very fortunate to receive plenty of it over the last six years. From the bottom of my heart, thank you.