I Guess this is Goodbye?
It is never a good day when I have to leave New York City. For those of you who do not know me or have not already noticed, I love NYC. I love everything from the people with a walking speed of 50mph to the blaring honking of yellow cabs when you walk down 1st Ave on a Monday morning. For someone that has been to NYC many, many times I know I still romanticize the city as if it was my first time visiting and honestly, I am not ashamed of that. As I said in my Instagram caption, “I had no choice when I fell in love with you New York. You are this crazy chaotic, Taylor Swift like love song blissful romance that I will never get over even after we break up”.
This year, I found myself booking tickets to NYC more than I ever have in my life. So when the opportunity for me to move to the city for the summer came up, I said yes faster than you can say New York City and boy has it been one rollercoaster of a summer.
As I sit here staring out the window on my way one way flight back to Las Vegas, I cannot help but think of how I felt 3 months ago when I hopped on a plane to the city of my dreams. I was so excited for what the coming months were going to bring to me and the experience of finally living in my favorite place in the world. This summer has been everything I did not even know I needed. From the experience of my first internship with some of the most amazing coworkers and boss in the world to being able to chase my blogging dreams full-time and break into the NYC blogging scene, each and everyday has been nothing short of amazing. In fact, the thing I have really loved most, was that no day was the same. Each day was a new and amazing experience that I have not had before and that is one of the things I love most about the city and is one of the reasons why I crave to live and breathe the New York City air so desperately.
I honestly thought that after living here for a whole summer I would get over the Honeymoon Phase of loving the city, that I would realize what it was really like to live in NYC and would not love it as much anymore. At the very least, I thought I would get over this need to always be in the city. But honestly? All it has done was made me realize how badly I need to live in the city. I have never craved to be in a city so much until now. Until having experienced everything that it has to offer and all the opportunities that exist that you cannot find anywhere else in the world. Do you ever feel so in sync with a place, like your soul just dances when you are there? Well that is how I feel about NYC. It is where I belong, and I cannot imagine myself being as happy as I am when I am roaming the city streets anywhere else.
But I guess reality is calling and this is Goodbye for now?
Regardless, I already know I cannot stay away from my favorite place in the world—so see you soon NYC.
Till Next Time,