Monday, June 11, 2012

Be Happy Where You Are

It goes without saying that NYC can be a tough place to live. There are days when this city can beat you up and spit you out, and others when you count your blessings that you get to live here. For the past year, and more like two + if I'm being honest, I have wanted to move back down south. I want the house, the yard, the family close by, the cheaper living cost, the space, the southern accents, the slower pace, yada yada yada. I do. I want it. Especially when I see it happening all around me to friends and colleagues. When I moved up here six years ago, I never thought I would be here more than two years. Two turned to four, turned into today and I'm still here. Six years later, five apartments, four neighborhoods and two jobs. But that's life for you. You can't plan it. Period.

But, with all that said, I am here and I'm going to enjoy it. I have been realizing that more and more. I don't want to look back and think that I should have done this, that or the other. Because, I'm sure if I ever do move, I will miss this place something bad. I have always been a city girl (since I was very little) and this is where I'm suppose to be. This is my story. I really do love this city. I guess I am a New Yorkah, just with brighter clothes.

I had my first Hamptons summer experience this past weekend. Or as I was told, East Hamptons experience, since only tourists refer to it as the Hamptons. :) I'll be back tomorrow with photos and stories.

Thanks for stopping by.


  1. Thank you for writing this, M! I struggle with the same feelings in Pittsburgh. I desperately want to move back South (yes, with a capital S!) where I know people, the weather is nice, and where I've always envisioned myself. I know we won't be in Pittsburgh forever, so I too am constantly reminding myself just to live in the moment, enjoy the cool summers, soak up the culture, and do the best I can until I can live in my little bungalow cottage on a quiet, tree-lined street!!

  2. I know, K! Thanks for commenting. Nice to know that others sometimes feel the same way.

  3. Wow! This post speaks to exactly how I am feeling right now. This city is impossible sometimes. There are so many days that I wish for some Southern sunshine and friendly faces. Maybe I'll back in love this Fall. I love NYC in Autumn. Here's to hanging in there! ~City Belle