Your rent / mortgage, taxes and utility bills could pay for a small foreign island.
Everything in life has a purpose and everything that happens teaches us a lesson, right? By the time we reach our mid-20s we’ve learned about 98% of these lessons and there will only be dozens more each year. Maybe the lesson was different for you, but the moment is the same for us all.
College was a much easier transition for you than it was for a lot of people. Name games, introducing yourself over and over and over, getting lost, asking for help, having no clue what you were doing – that was your entire childhood.
“We need to get the hell out of NYC,” she said.
Pop the bubbly – I just celebrated a milestone: my two-year New York-iversary. That’s right, it’s been 24 months since I arrived in the Big Apple as a bright-eyed, bushy-tailed 21-year-old, fresh from college, desirous of adventure and yearning for new beginnings.
With so little funding to go around and the stuffy conditions a tiny Los Angeles apartment render in the heat of the summer, we have but one choice to keep our quarters cool: open every window we’ve got and leave the two separate ceiling fans running on a continual spin throughout the day.
You spend more time daydreaming than you do living.
While we may adjust to a new surrounding, and eventually meet new people, and experience new things, when it comes to the people, there is always this level of distance between us.
Give yourself patience, lee-way and room for mistakes.
Growing up in New York City, you get used to a certain lifestyle: A fast pace, no time for small talk, no patience whatsoever. But when you leave the city for a breath of fresh air, you leave all of that behind.