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  1. Be different, be weird, be crazy, and go aaaall out
  2. Research and apply for jobs online
  3. Setup 5 interviews in 5 days in NYC
  4. Buy a round-trip flight to NYC
  5. By end of day 2, smile at your first (of many) job offer
  6. Accept a dream job with an international humanitarian organization, Action Contre la Faim (ACF)
  7. Do a happy dance that you get paid for your web strategy and visual art talents, while doing good in humanitarian aid
  8. On day 4, buy a US cell phone and number because you know everything will work out
  9. By end of day 5, visit 3 apartments, pick the best one, sign a lease, put a $2000 USD cash deposit, and open a bank account
  10. On day 6, fly home and pack
  11. On day 7, move your entire life to NYC
  12. By end of day 7, get dropped off in Times Square by airport shuttle and just stand there, soaking in the lights, the possibilities, the freeeedom!

I was 45min early to my apartment viewing. While I sat outside, another girl arrived and we chatted. It turns out her sister used to work for ACF-USA! What were the chances?!? Over a dozen people came and went. And we ended up as next-door neighbors. Her co-worker used to live in my apartment, so she vouched for the landlord, who is just fantastic! My apartment was renovated with a new bathroom, new kitchen cabinets and a new fridge that stood in the living room.

Step into my minimalist 400sqft home sweet home.

















With infinite grace,

xo, Ella

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Ellany LeaAUTHOR • When Ellany said yes to freedompreneurship, she had no idea it'd turn into a spiritual quest of reclaiming the 1,000 pieces of her soul.