New York, New York

I've been in New York for a little longer than a week, and I feel like I've been here for...well, for a little longer than a few years. I knew I was always meant to be here. I've been dreaming of living here for my whole life. The sight of city lights alone inspire me. The thought that I can just walk a block to get anything I need. The thought that there is opportunity and adventure right around the corner. It's so very inspiring to me.

View from my room
I happen to be very lucky, because most people get a brick wall as their view, and even if they do have the city as their view - it's not as great because they're not as high.

But here I am, on the 30th floor. I get to wake up to the sheer beauty that the city is. The city is everything you expect it to be, yet at the same time, it's so different than what you expect it to be. One thing I realized is that it's not times square or the statue of liberty that make the city so special. It's not fifth avenue and all the shops that come along with it. It's not Central Park or the taxis or the food carts. Quite frankly, the city is so much more than that. It's what you make it. It can be lonely and miserable. It can be your worst nightmare. It can be full of failure and emptiness.

NYC is like tofu. You hear so much about it, right? It's in so many dishes, yet what does it taste like? Tofu tastes like nothing. It's a white block. It absorbs the taste of whatever it's cooked with. You add your own seasoning and spices. That's kind of how I see New York. It can be awful, really. But if you're surrounded by people you love, or soaking up the opportunities, working your dream job, etc - it really is a beautiful thing, NY.

Why are you in New York? What do you like about New York? Is it a job? A person? A dream? A good, logical reason? Perhaps you can't really explain it. NY has always been somewhere I KNEW I wanted to live. Literally, I've been dreaming of this place since I was a single digit. It has something intangible about it, but I know that I love so much about this city and everyday, my love for the city grows.

I could sit here and tell you about all my experiences. The funny ones, the heartfelt ones, and the awkward ones. I could tell you about my favorite place to get vegetarian chili, where to get 99 cent pizza, and why Duane Reade is one of my favorite places. I could tell you about my roommates, my classmates, and my neighbors - and all of the hilarious moments that come along with that. But this isn't my diary. And I have a hard time writing about those things, I feel like it's much better to just talk about them. So, hey, if you're ever in the city, I would love to chat about it. You can email me, call me, text me - or even better: talk to me. And hey, maybe if NBC picks up my idea for a tv show, you'll get to hear about my experiences there. Until then...

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