How a Pair of Gloves Changed How I Feel About Everything

December 18, 2014 8:12 PM

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My husband (then boyfriend) and I moved to New York City in December 2009. We came from Sydney, Australia where in the southern hemisphere it was glorious summer time. We were completely and utterly unprepared for a New York winter. I was walking around in a thin wool coot and satin ballet flats. I am shaking my head now right recalling my own naivete!

We moved to the U.S. together without me having a job, and financially it was very tough for us in the first few months. I was constantly anxious. People kept telling us how the employment market was terrible, how the city was extremely competitive and how much of a struggle we were going to have. I...

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