One More Chapter
A twenty two year-old's view on life, death,
and Taylor Swift conspiracy theories
and Taylor Swift conspiracy theories
Victoria and I have been living the New York City life now for over two months and, as is to be expected, there is quite a lot we could tell you about this experience. But where do we start? The People? The Food? The Art? The Fast Pace? The Awesome Neighborhoods? The Rats? The topics never seem to end.
I think that what is most special about New York though, is the big melting pot of cultures that make up what we all call The Big Apple. There are so many different people here with so many different stories from all over the world. Some have moved here in hopes to find their big break, some have come to our country in hopes of finding that coveted American Dream, some are running from their pasts, others are just here for the weekend and want to see the Empire State Building.
I like to play a game sometimes.
I will sit in a park somewhere with a coffee, play music in my earbuds and watch the people of the city pass by. Nothing is quite so inspiring as people watching.
Life in the city is never short on inspiration. There is so much to do and see and experience. It's unlike any other city I've been to in this manner (aside from Paris perhaps, with its unending admiration for art and romance).
Life in the city while broke though....that's a challenge. A challenge we are completely willing to take on, if not completely out of necessity.
You see, both Victoria and are technically "unemployed". Or, rather, "unpaid". Thanks internships!
It's just, sadly, how it goes for students who want to get experience. The money comes once we already have the experience, and with the way our career paths are leading, that wont be much money anyways. Yay!
But we make it work...sort of. How? Free things!
Free museum days? You bet we're all over that.
Parks? Let's explore them for hours.
Groupon is also our best friend.
AND $10 Comedy Shows at UCB Comedy on Friday nights? SIGN US UP!
All in all, life in the city is an exciting change of pace for us. We may despise New Jersey City (where we are living on campus) but that is a story for another time. We get over to Manhattan as much as we can and it just feels right.
The food is amazing - and I mean always and there are TONS of vegan places! The people are talented, stylish, beautiful, artistic, business savvy and more. The people watching never ends. There is art all around. There is always something to do. And at any time you might bump into a celebrity. What fun!
Plus, my brother lives here, so we get to have some sibling bonding time every now and then. And I have a few friends living and going to school here as does Victoria. So there are always people to visit and spend time with.
And, unlike in Europe, I'M the one who can speak the native language and other people ask me for help. I even ran into a French couple on the subway and helped them figure out where they were going because they couldn't really speak Engish.
And to top it all off, Victoria and I are now experts when it comes to navigating Manhattan. We know all the Metro Lines and we know all the Neighborhoods. Or, at least close to them all.
We are already looking forward to the possibility of coming back, getting real jobs, being 21 and living the NYC life as more than just a student.
Come visit us - we'd love to show you around!
Thank you for reading,
About This Blog:
I started this blog as a way to challenge myself to write more over the 2014 year, but it has blossomed into so much more than that. I use it to let people in on what's happening in my life, talk about things I find important and to spread the news about amazing people, places and art.