November 25th, 2017
the big apple.
Two years ago I moved to the Big Apple: New York City.
To be honest New York wasn’t my first choice, but for some reason I ended up here. At first, I wasn’t happy because I had been to New York in the past and the first impression wasn’t a delight at all.
As an introvert, New York was too much for me. The rush, the tight spaces, the super busy streets, the noise, the rude people. It was so overwhelming. But as time went by, the City began to grow on me, and I concluded that New York was actually not that bad. So, I started to appreciate New York for what it was:
Its tall buildings that make you feel so tiny,
its diverse people.
You can find tranquility in a crowded place if you truly try (there are so many stories out there!), and find so many friendly people.
Of course, there are times when New York is not on your side, but if you think about it, any other place offers the same. There are days when you can enjoy your coffee while walking to school or work, and there are days when a stranger takes a picture of your face and then plays dumb when you ask them what’s happening, but that’s a story for another time…
Every place has its perks and disadvantages, and we have to learn how to appreciate them both, because that’s what makes a place unique.
Needless to say I still miss my hometown, and it will always be a huge part of me that I’ll never forget. But after all the new stories built here, New York is close to feeling like home.