First off, I want to say thank you to each and everyone out there who left such sweet comments and sent me lovely emails. You have no idea how much I appreciated it. Sometimes I forget that people actually read this thing (hi mom!) so when I get feedback, it is like a splash of cold water on the face.
Now, on to the other stuff. I’ve unpacked my suitcases, set up my room, and bought groceries. After feeling like a tourist the first couple of days, I finally feel like I belong here. I know my way around my neighborhood and have gotten used to the subway systems. Once you get those items out of the way, you really start to feel like this is home. Well, not home. My home will always be the wonderfully beautiful and bright California. The deep blue ocean, the lush green trees, the luminous sun. I love New York but California will always have my heart. However, New York comes in at a close second.
I have taken so many pictures in this past week and I’m pretty sure I will keep taking hundreds each day. There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t see something that makes me smile or even pause. This city holds my attention and for now, it feels like a good fit.
Plus, I should mention that I’ve come across a great job opportunity. I start in a couple of weeks and to say I’m excited would be an understatement. I literally can’t believe my luck but this job is a perfect fit. Do you ever feel like some things were meant to happen? I feel like my trip to NYC was predestined, just meant to be. I can’t explain it but everything seems to be falling in to place and I am thanking my lucky stars.
I promise to be back soon later this week and fill you in on my first week of school. I can’t believe I am back in school! It seems unreal… But I’m ready to get work and really push myself again. What can I say, I love challenges!