There’s something about the city that just inspires me.
Maybe its the skyscrapers, bright lights or just the hustle and bustle of it all.
I’ve always been a city girl.
I grew up in northern New Jersey, just a 30 minute train ride from New York City. Every time I would visit NYC, I would always picture myself living in a swanky apartment in Manhattan just like Carrie Bradshaw lol.
I currently live in Georgia. Not in Atlanta, about 30 minutes away.
To me, a major city like NYC ATL or LA represents a dream, or a destination and I always find myself to be just outside the city. Close enough to regularly visit, but too far away to actually live it.
I tend to look at things more abstract than the next person. I like to look past the literal to see if there’s a hidden meaning.
I wonder if there’s a deeper meaning to me always living outside the city but never actually in it.
I came up with two interpretations.
The first is that because I view the city as a dream, it means my dreams are always so close that I can taste it, but there always seems to be something in the way.
The second is that it represents Destination Addiction simply because I attach my happiness to something physical (like a city) and I will never be able to attain it. Just always looking at it from afar because what I’m truly in search of has nothing to do with physical things.
As I was choosing which pictures to put in this blog post, I noticed something I hadn’t noticed while I was taking these pictures.
My first name, “Ashley” was written on the bridge railing that I was sitting right next to with the Atlanta skyline in the background.
…I wonder what that means.
Jacket: Nasty Gal
*All photography done by Randy Devieux