The Honeymoon Phase

posted on: Thursday, July 21, 2016

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Okay, to be honest, some days I look around and I feel like I’m living on a movie set. This is still so stinking surreal, it has barely sunk in at this point. As I wax poetic about living here in Manhattan, I feel the need to mention that I’m completely aware that I’m probably (or definitely) in the honeymoon phase, but I’m enjoying it while it lasts. Screw cars! Walking is the greatest! Holding heavy grocery bags for five blocks is great exercise! Getting caught in the rain (which has happened more in the last few weeks than I care to mention) is romantic and not at all uncomfortable! Broken train? Adventure!

Life isn’t perfect here, it isn’t perfect anywhere, there are times that it’s hard and just…different. But even so, I still absolutely love it and I still pinch myself every time I’m walking around town and just observing. I’m soaking up every ounce of this honeymoon phase. From what I hear, even when that ends, it doesn’t change your love for this city. Even people I know who have moved away miss it and those who are a bit more seasoned in living here still love it as much as I do, probably even more so.