Monday, April 6, 2009

I don't <3 NYC

It seems everyone's first question upon learning I am fairly new to the city is how do I like it. I usually answer with the standard I'm still getting used to it but I recently realized the true answer is that I don't. Yet, I always hesitate to say it and keep finding myself feeling forced into making myself want to like it because everyone else just seems to love it.

And you know, I did love it...when I could visit but didn't have to live here. When I could spend money on fun things in the city instead of a $6 box of crackers. When I could go out until 5 am and not be irritated with the noise at 4 am when all I want to do is sleep. When I didn't realize that the overflowing trash cans in the Subway stations weren't just a weekend thing.

I do love city life, but I'm just not sure NYC is the right city for me...and maybe it's about time I was ok with admitting that.


Mary said...

NYC has a lot to offer, but it's not for everyone. I have always known it is not for me. Don't feel bad admitting it. That's part of the adventure of traveling around and getting used to new places. You have to decide what you prefer.

Anonymous said...

I completely echo Mary's comment. Sometimes the hardest part is admitting something to ourselves, NOT admitting something to other people.

Andrea said...

There is nothing wrong with that at all! I know I could not live there!!!