NYC 101

I have been in New York for about three weeks now and I am almost, sort of settled in. Working full time and going to school full time have not made it easy to get settled in as efficiently as I’d like, but I have a place to call home and a pillow to lay my head on.

So much has happened in three weeks, I can’t possibly begin to detail all of it. Just off the top of my head, here are some things that I think are worth mentioning.

  • Pantyhose are not just for old(er) women. They do actually serve a purpose.
  • Moving is draining. Moving to a whole new state is a whole new level of draining.
  • Dry weather is no joke. Get a humidifier.
  • People go out late in Miami. New Yorkers take it to a whole new level.
  • There is such a thing as a “New York minute”.
  • The subway isn’t always as reliable as you think. There is usually always some kind of delay due to construction. Especially on the weekends.
  • Grocery shopping is…well, let’s just say that I miss Publix.
  • Bored? That’s impossible in New York.

It’s late. I’ll think of a few other things later…picture updates soon.

Big Move to the Big Apple

Back in November, I learned I had been accepted to grad school in New York City and soon thereafter I began going through my checklist of “things to do for a successful move”. I officially sold my car yesterday. And in a couple of weeks I will be the proud new owner of a New York City Subway MetroCard. My one-way ticket has been purchased, and on January 20 I fly out of this tropical paradise that has been my home for the past 23 years and make the 1,250-plus mile flight to my new home for the next two (or more?) years.

This blog is mainly here to serve as a place to share my thoughts and experiences as I embark on my new adventure in The Big Apple. It will also serve as a place to share my thoughts on other topics, but my motivation for starting this is directly linked to my move so….here goes!