It's been three weeks since arriving to the Big Apple. I think the biggest adjustment is the cost of food. I discovered that shopping at Whole Foods here is way more economic than in Florida...go figure. I live in a very nice neighborhood in Midtown East. I'm very fortunate to be living in Manhattan. My apartment is very luxurious.
I met someone...Though, I've made it very clear that I'm not seeking a romance. That hasn't stopped him from trying to wine & dine me. I'm not going to refuse free food.
It's been fun going on adventures with my new friend. We've wandered around Chelsea...and stumbled upon a Banksy by chance.
It's very likely that I'll be calling Chelsea 'home' very soon. I love the neighborhood. It's ironic that the 'industrial' look appeals to me. However, I'm more drawn to the low foot traffic on the sidewalks. It's bohemian without really trying. I like that I'll be close to a lot of food markets. I thought I died & went to produce heaven when I visited the Chelsea Market for the first time.
My Christmas was very low key. I spent all day at home relaxing. New Year's eve I ended up working, which was interesting.
I had to get the to other side of 45th. I don't well in thick crowds. Thankfully NYPD helped me avoid that anxiety. A very kind officer escorted me across a barricaded clearing. I think New Year's has to be the only time of year where strangers on the street randomly hug one another & wish each other happiness. After the ball dropped, the streets were filled with drunken merriment. Key West is miniscule compared to this island's debauchery. Don't ask me how or what possessed me, but I managed to break up a fight between two females inside a McDonald's. The customer was clearly drunk and verbally harassing an employee. The employee lunged at her. Next thing I knew, I was peeling the girls off each other. The greatest part is, I got a hug from both women after they calmed down.
I really like New York. I never imagined myself being here. So many people have told me that I belong here. I'm here because I'm following my heart. My intuition has never failed me. My faith lies in knowing that no matter where I am, everything is going to be okay. I'm grateful for every moment I experience in this magical city. I look forward to discovering where life takes me.
This is the year for new beginnings...a new chapter in my book of life.