Being in NYC seems like ages ago. I guess that's a sign of me getting old. I was in the city the exact same time last year. Just long enough to feel the seasons changing. Back then I was planning on moving back and working through the winter and then some. Thank goodness I didn't. Everybody says it was the worst winter in a long time.
But after deciding to make Hawai'i my home-base and being completely content with my decision.. I feel very different about New York. Last year I was really confident about calling the city home for a while. I thought it was necessary to do once in my life. Now.. when I am there.. I am just a visitor with no intention of staying for very long. It feels really good knowing my stay is only temporary and I will be back on a plane to Hawai'i soon after. I think I have come to terms with my relationship with New York. We are just pals and intimate only on special occasions.
And to be quite honest.. I don't think the city life is for me. I would be down right exhausted [I get tired just thinking about it], depressed [sometimes], and I think I would lose a little bit of myself in it all. Don't get me wrong. I love New York. The energy, the people, the food, the drinks, the fashion, the art, the places, and everything else that is going on. It is a breathing and living thing. And that's great and everything. 1-2 week max. and I am satisfied. But I couldn't live confined between the buildings and the schedules and the hustle all the time. For the most part.. everyone is always hustling and trying to make it. And that's also great and everything. But it's not really how I'd like to define my life. [Plus.. my quality of life revolves around the ocean. So yes, Hawai'i will do just fine.]
Now if I had a butt ton of money it would probably be a different story. I would just commute on my private jet to different surf breaks and exotic destinations around the world. No problem. New York could be my home I suppose. But let's not get ahead of ourselves here.
So, New York City. I love you. You're amazing. Maybe I'll see you next year. Thanks for the coffee and letting me hang out with my friends.
Just a little bit.. in love or over it??