Although I have lived only half an hour outside of New York City my entire life, I have not had the chance to explore nearly as much of the city as I would have liked to. Perhaps it was knowing how conveniently close I was and that the option to visit the city’s many museums, parks, and restaurants was always there that held me at bay but regardless, I have always been in awe of the city’s busy nature and endless opportunity. As such, I was extremely excited to be living in New York for this summer.
Having now spent some time here, I can only confirm that I am more in love with this city than before. I think that what I love most is its diversity. I cannot help but reflect back on a day a few weeks ago where I was sitting on the subway and found myself surrounded by visitors from many different countries speaking French, Chinese, and Arabic just to name a few. I have always found environments like these to be the most eye opening.
I also love how busy the city is. It truly does justice to its name as the city that never sleeps. Whether I am walking through the city’s streets early in the morning or late at night, there are always people about and street events happening that give New York a sense of life that cannot be found anywhere else. I can only hope that I end up here and can call it my home someday.