Settling in the City

I know it’s been a long time since I’ve written a new post on here, but guys, I’m in the city that never sleeps. If I don’t even have time to snooze, blogging is almost out of the question.

Just kidding, but I’m having a lot of fun with these cheesy New York sayings, so get used to them.

Seriously though, in case you’re curious about life in the big city, all I have to say is that it’s been quite a rollercoaster ride being here in New York, friends. In terms of productive activities, I attended a very enlightening two day orientation with ASME and am now hurtling through my second week at RD, with several lunches and networking events sprinkled throughout. It’s all very professional.

I’ve also been learning a lot about city life in general. For example, if you wear any shoes other than sneakers, you get blisters. If you wear sneakers, you tie them too tight and get a bruise. Uptown and downtown trains aren’t always clearly distinguished. If I had to, I could survive on pizza and bagels, or a combination of the two. Subway stations double as saunas. Anything you could ever want or need to buy is sold by a questionable-looking vendor on the street. It’s pronounced How-ston. Reliable umbrellas are vital. Cockroaches and sirens abound. And finally, every great city has a section called Chelsea.

So I guess you could say that so far, I’ve been living the life of a true New Yorker. No Times Square or Empire State Building for me (yet). Besides, the only things I think about now are the morning commute and the length of the line at Starbucks. But now that I’m slightly more adjusted to the noise level and tall buildings, I might just start exploring this place a little more.

It’s kind of crazy, but I never seriously thought about living in NY in a more permanent situation before this summer. I’m a big believer in “west coast, best coast,” but all this city living has suddenly got me thinking about life in the east.

Only time will tell. There’s a lot more summer to get through first!

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