I just took a long deep breath in the cold damp night air. Ok I'm ready to finally saying it out loud " I MOVED TO NEW YORK CITY"!!! All I can think of is big buildings, bright lights, deli's on every block and yellow cabs buzzing through the streets! Do I take the A train from Brooklyn to Queens? How do I hope from JFK airport to LaGuardia airport? Will I go broke trying to have a decent meal in Manhattan? How do I avoid being pick pocketed? Can I be a chameleon in the big city and learn to blend in or will my adopted southern accent cause me hell? Will I go numb with the ridged temperatures and snow that I must now face?
I have always wanted to live in New York since college, that was over 12 years ago. I could never figure out how to make that transition. In my opinion New York is the city where dreams come true! No matter how many rats I've seen in subway stations or homeless people approach me on the street there is just something about New York that has lured me. I was able to take a transfer on my job that was also a promotion for me. My family and friends back in North Carolina think I am absolutely crazy! You would never believe how many people asked me " Do you know how expensive it is in New York?" I had a Google voice number with a New York exchange for at least five years because I wanted to have a local number when I applied for jobs! So I sold my car and most of my belongings in North Carolina and booked a one way ticket to New York!
I have been here for three days and To say the least I am ecstatic! Each day is a new adventure where I am faced with new challenges. I started work here yesterday. I am learning a lot and feel confident that I will breeze right through training. Everything is new to me right now, I'm in a new city, with a new job, and a new roommate! I don't know anything but excitement and that God will direct my path. I am so comfortable and fearless I'm sometimes taken a-back by my own bravery! When I breath in this cold, polluted air for some reason I feel right at home like this is where I was destined to be. Most people don't understand my joy and it's very hard to explain it. It's like falling in love it feels so good but you can't quite describe it. I feel so alive I don't want to sleep. I feel the urge to learn as much as I can about my surroundings.
Today I had to go to a training class. I had to figure out how to get to an off site location. I was reminded of the old saying "it never hurts to ask"! I look forward to many adventures in New York and I will share as many of them as I can with you! Until next time Toodles!