I’ve lived in New York City for a few months now; and so far, it isn’t that different from living anywhere else. I sleep, I eat, I spend money and I try to make enough money to pay the bills. All things I already did back in St. Louis. But then every once in a while, as I ride the subway from Queens to Manhattan, or take a cab across the Queensboro Bridge into the city, my stomach does a little dance of excitement to see that city skyline. And then again to walk the streets at night and look up at the thousands of lights from the buildings rising into the clouds. And of course, the beauty of Central Park, densely packed with huge trees and curving pathways, in the middle of all that concrete, is something I am awed by every time I walk through it.
The stress of life can be overwhelming anywhere, but I have heard all that concrete of city living can weigh down on a girl, and I have noticed that feeling already. I heard a quote once, that a place is only as good as the people in it. I think that is just as true in New York, with all its city sparkle; if you don’t have good people to spend down-time with, life is a lot less fun. So even though I already love this city, I love that I have good people to enjoy my time with as well. I don’t think anywhere would be a fun place to live, if you were all alone.
Oh, and I am EXTREMELY excited to see the city all dressed up in holiday decorations and SNOW. I will take the difficult travelling if it means I get to see the city blanketed with snow and glittering Christmas lights. Aaahhh, the holiday season!