“And we are far, far from home, but we’re so happy” (click play : such a good song!)
Popular opinion states that time flies by when you’re having fun. Finally (and thankfully) I feel like I can agree with that statement. How it’s already August is beyond me, how I’ve been living here for five + months boggles my mind and I am saddened and shocked summer is coming to an end. It feels like only days ago I sat in Central Park and brought up the idea of a bucket list to my friend C, my savior and favorite midwest –> NYC transplant.
We sat on a blanket with lemonades & munchies talking about how we could and would make our time here valuable, no regrets, sans all the stress. Ergo, bucket list! I’ve still got a way to go (Empire State Building, Jersey Shore, Katz’s Deli, Rent a bike & ride all around the city, find Ryan Gosling, etc) but I have crossed some biggies off my list and now I’m sharing with you in photos!
Suffice to say, I’ve been a busy little bytes. The craziest thing is that my internship, the one I moved here for, is now over. Honestly, I’ve got mixed emotions about that whole thing. My entire time frame about NYC was based on the four-five month job and now that it’s finished, I keep questioning everything. What if I hadn’t signed a year-lease? What if I moved back after the job was over? Would it be worth it? My biggest thing about moving here was that I would have to make it 100% worth it – worth the stress, money-loss, pay-cut, lifestyle change, leaving my family, my friends, my comforts / everything, etc. So, while I am certainly sad and some days I do wonder, I’m so glad I stayed. Every weird day, strange interaction, every day I don’t get a seat on the subway … well, I’m chalking it all up to my NY ‘sperience. One day, these stories are going to make one hell of a chapter in my book.