New Year’s Eve was memorable in a lot of ways. With several vodkas under her belt, Teresa was in a festive mood when our guests began to arrive. We had a sumptuous buffet: turkey, lots of side dishes that everyone brought, and plenty of drinks. Amira managed to persuade me to dance with her. Even Gary came just before midnight, when we all kissed and congratulated one another.
Here’s Everything I Learned After Quitting My Job, Leaving Everything, And Moving From New York To London
No transition is seamless, even when it’s a dream-come-true.
Todd dropped me off at the subway stop at 14th Street before he and Josh drove back to Brooklyn. I decided to get off at 79th rather than 86th so that I could take one last walk down Broadway. Teresa and Juliana were in their bathrobes, chatting and drinking coffee, when I got home.
I’m proud of where I am from, but if you are living in a different country all you want to do is blend in.
I didn’t understand how I could feel like both an insider and outsider. I didn’t understand how I could fit in everywhere seamlessly, yet at the same time, nowhere at all.
Equipped with only a few hundred dollars, three packed bags and a pros and cons list, I blindly moved to a city I barely knew.