Monday, May 13, 2013

I can survive anywhere, I'm from NY

Thinking back to yesterday's post about moving, I remembered that moving somewhere new where you don't know anyone is scary.  I honestly am not sure if that is something I would do.  

But why should I let not knowing anyone or the area stop me from potentially having a great life?  I mean...I am from New York...I can survive anywhere.

OK, that probably sounds horrible...but for those of you that aren't familiar with New York metro area - it is not quite like what you see on TV.  On TV, you see young professionals in these gorgeous NYC apartment...OK so some of them have a roommate....but really, in those areas? I think not.  What you don't see in TV shows are moving are the real everyday things.  You don't see many people getting groped on the subway, or the homeless man jerking off or peeing in the subway station, or even hear the sirens going off all night long.  You don't smell the stink of Manhattan in the summer or see the people walking up 5 flights of stairs to get to their apartment.  You don't see the commuters rushing to their trains, and the traffic on the bridges, tunnels and the streets.  

I like to think one skill I have that I never really think about it that I've lived in Manhattan, I've commuted into Manhattan for about 12 years and I can weave through all the people on the street and in Grand Central.  I can walk fast, I can look past the crazy people on the streets and not even blink an eye when they do/say something bizarre.  I can listen to sirens for a while before I realize they are even going off.  And living in the metro area has allowed me the skill of not making enough money to survive on and live paycheck to paycheck (if that).  I am 'tough'.  Not tough like gangster tough, not even close, but all these elements have given me a little toughness and independence - a way to handle situations thrown at me, and for the most part, I can handle with grace.  (I know it doesn't seem that way on the blog...but this is my diary/thought, not what I exert to the real word - real world and my mind are a bit different)     

I know it sounds silly....but going from the mad rush life to a suburban town in middle of nowhere, it will take me a while, but I can adjust.  There won't be too many surprises.  It would be relaxing; a shorter commute, more money in my wallet, a nice place to live, work may be easier.  The hardest thing to adjust to for me would be all the small talk with strangers.  

It sounds so great.  Only time will tell.

1 comment:

  1. I did it. Its scary. But I'm glad I did it.

    You can do it too! Its an adventure!