Apartment 503

New York. The Concrete Jungle. City of Dreams. Call it what you want, this place is truly something else.

Moving across the world and living out of a suitcase, I started filming my adventures so I can look back when I am old and weary and watch the vibrance of my younger self. My friends created this film for me, I just put the pieces together. They help me call this place home.

I think that’s the one question I get asked the most - do you miss home? And I do, but I have two now - I’ve found one here. It’s all about surrounding yourself with love, you can find it in any city - your friends, decorating your apartment, creating art, going to your favorite cafés, shops and museums. In New York, there’s personality around every corner and I always try to involve myself in as much as I can to make the most of every moment.

This video shows only a portion of that. I’m in the groove, I got the travel bug and I ain’t going back. Sorry Aus, but I'm going to keep on keeping on and follow my happiness to the furthest corner of the world because, I mean, what else do we really have in this life?

Words, video and photos by Yazz Jansen