New York City life is definitely not for everyone. I’ve met many a people and relatives who consider the fast-paced urban lifestyle much too overwhelming for their liking. I, however am not one of those people. I love walking outside and having the freedom to do literally anything your heart desires. Want to see a movie – head a couple blocks down. Feel like going to the theater – that’s a couple blocks that way. Fashion show? Check. Museum vibe? Check. Rock climbing? Escape room adventure? There’s a place down the block that offers that too.
New Yorkers are what many call “a different breed”. You get a lot of stories about how short, curt and rude NYC dwellers are but in my opinion that is just a bunch of baloney. City folk IN GENERAL are worlds apart form their rural and country counterparts. Whether it’s Paris, LA or New York, you are just much less likely to get a “How ya doin! Ya’ll come back now!”. Actually, it’s just not gonna happen.
But I will say that I have met a ton of wonderful people in the city. You will find such a diverse group of individuals from all walks of life and backgrounds and I have to say the most artists I’ve ever seen in one collective area at a time.
The city is booming with life and vibrancy and an absolute must-visit. I’m reminded of the Baz Luhrmann song, “Sunscreen” with the great line – Live in New York City once, but leave before it makes you hard. Live in northern California once, but leave before it makes you soft… please remember though, the actual address was written by Mary Schmich, just as an FYI to give credit where credit is due.
If you have that chance, even on a whim, and even if maybe its only for a month or two, but ideally longer, live in New York City.