Some people move to New York to find success. I moved to find myself.


Photo by Amir Sarooghi

Story by Elizabeth Eschbach

You only need two things in life to succeed: An outstanding work ethic and really, really big balls.

“Never try to pin down a butterfly.”

After a bit of soul searching and a cautionary chat with my creative writing professor, I began to see that my adventurous spirit could not be controlled by what society thought I should do. So I re-imagined my life and this time saw myself in New York City— a pipe dream by every meaning of the term but I did not let that scare me off.

Elizabeth at her wedding to George Eschenbach on September 27, 2014 in Madison, New Jersey