My New York Journey (1)

Fact: New York is unique.

Looking back and remembering the first thought that made me fall in love with this city is quite behind my mind at this moment. I use to love visiting New York, because I felt that everywhere I would walk was a scene from a movie and it made me feel like a star...However, things take a different shape when you live here. 

I've realized there is a HUGE difference from visiting and living in New York. Who wouldn't love taking shameless selfies in Time square or indulging at Magnolia bakery... I mean, seriously who would not want to visit the best areas of the big apple and eat at the nicest restaurants...But when you start going through the day to day routines it's a different story than just a simple weekend trip.

It bothers me to hear people tell me that I shouldn't be sad or missing home since I'm in New York city. That I should be having a blast and enjoying what the city has to offer. I use to get really frustrated by these comments but I've realized that they're not in my shoes and they will never understand the magnitude of this change in my life. I'm not here as a tourist, I'm a full time student with classes and homework. I have a fixed schedule and I can't be splurging in the meatpack district restaurants or shopping on fifth avenue every weekend... I'm also not living in a luxurious apartment.

Now don't get me wrong, I don't hate New York but I kind of feel like that guy who thought a girl was hot but is actually not?... I won't deny there is no other city like New York but it's a very stressful environment. People aren't very nice and as any other city everyone is selfish...
People tell me that it will grow on me and that I probably feel like this because I'm not living a New yorker's lifestyle. Living in a dorm and being on the same street every day does not help the cause. I do enjoy taking walks on the high line and window shopping at Soho but I really wish I could immerse myself more in the NYC lifestyle.

New York can easily become a solitary place for anyone that does not know the city and doesn't have friends. I've met some people and I'm grateful to know them but it takes time for me to consider someone an actual friend after a bit over than a month of acquainting. Anyways, I recently came back from my first trip home and that is another story to tell!

I hope you're all pursuing your dreams!