Feature written for GenTwenty.
This time three years ago, I attempted to become a New Yorker, but failed miserably. My meals consisted of frozen meals and Dominos pizza. My weekdays consisted of going to work, and coming home to watch Love & Hip-Hop. Honestly, I just didn’t feel like I fit in.
When people think of NYC everyone sees the bright lights, the storylines from Sex and The City, the shopping, and the nightlife. But what most people don’t know or fail to understand is that NYC is fast paced, it’s ambition driven, and it’s overwhelming. It’s all things pretty and ugly, which somehow magically makes it the beautiful place that it is.
After not just my first year, but my second, I began to adjust to the NYC lifestyle. You know, get a hang of this here fast paced life while battling social anxiety, a shopping addiction, and the fact that I am indeed a germaphobe! Now that I am on year three and loving it, I’ve had time to reflect on things I was doing incorrectly or was simply just not privy to!
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