Sep 7, 2014

MTL to NYC

I was so busy in August, that for the first time in the history of my blog I did not post a thing! I feel a bit guilty but it was definitely a hectic month... I have lost counts of the times that I've started to write this post and never finish it! Every time I decide to work on it, I end up rewriting it...but this time I'm actually posting it!
In a couple of days it will be a month since I've moved to New York and it's been quite a journey so far!
Festival , Place des Arts, Montreal

Basilique Notre- Dame , Vieux Port, Montreal

 Before leaving, I was extremely stressed and I guess what weigh the most on me was the emotional transition. Unlike most of the young ones here I wasn't very thrilled about leaving my comfort zone and being away from my parents... I love my family and I enjoy spending time with them. The first week here was very hard... I missed them tremendously and I felt like running back home. Another factor that did not contribute to my homesickness was that I did not have classes until the week after... I had an entire week to settle in by myself and hopefully make friends! I felt a bit out of place when I first got here because most of the freshmen students are 18... however I've met some really nice people and they are very mature for their age. I'm very grateful to have bumped into them because I would probably feel very lonely by now...
Vieux Port, Montreal
 The other part of the emotional transition that sometimes gets me nostalgic is being away from my significant other... Dating was completely out of the question but it simply happened and I don't regret meeting such an amazing person. I believe that everything in life happens for a reason and he brought me calmness when I was stressed out of my mind and kept me levelled throughout this entire process. He's been very supportive and being away from him has made me appreciate him even more. I feel very lucky to have him :)

Soho, NYC
It's been two weeks since I've started classes and for the first time in my life I'm actually enjoying my courses. Homework is surprisingly enjoyable and even though it's a lot of material I'm really looking forward to seeing the outcome of my projects. I might post some of my work later on.. once they look a bit more concrete.

NYC
Anyways, I don't want to make this post too long so I will probably post another one talking more about the HUGE difference there is between Montreal and New York... I've realized there is a big difference from living here and just visiting the big apple for the weekend... 

-Nelly


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