Living NYC 1
Thanks for your interest! I'm sorry it has taken so long for my first post, but you know how it is... In any case, I'd like to be able to write about the city once in a while, I hope you will enjoy my little tidbits. If there is anything you would like to read about, let me know and I will do my best to post a little something on the subject.
I am not from New York originally, I came here for the first time about two and half years ago. I have moved around a lot since childhood, never actually staying put in one place for more than two years. I also always lived in small towns or cities, mainly in the US, France, Mexico and Germany. New York was always somewhat of a dream for me, seeing it in literature, movies, TV shows and the news. I think I fantasized about this place a lot, thinking to myself that it was almost unattainable and though I might visit one day, I would surely never get to live here. How wrong I was! Somehow I've ended up in this city and have started to plant myself for a little while longer, at least.
I still amaze myself sometimes at actually living here. I remember walking through Central Park when I first came here and thinking how incredible it was. Of course I don't walk through Central Park as much anymore... the more you live somewhere, the less you see of it. In any case, once in a while, I like to walk through the busy streets and look around, take in the hustle and bustle of the city as if I was still a tourist. It is exciting to be both a witness to and a part of the rush and flow of people.
The first time I was asked for directions was very exciting for me because I was actually able to help. I was walking around Chinatown (being somewhat of a tourist myself), when a couple with a completely flustered look and an upside down map of the city turned to me for assistance. I of course had to take my ear buds out and ask them to repeat their question. I smiled an almost nervous smile, trying to contain my excitement and thought about the answer for a second before pointing them in the right direction. As I watched them scurry happily off, placing the buds back into my ear, I felt strangely proud of myself...