Radio Silence

Settling into the new job + finding an apartment + making all the friends + doing all the exciting things = full dance card.

I just didn’t have time to do everything I wanted and remain sane. So I pressed pause on the blog for a while and went radio silent.

Lately, though, I’ve realized that writing every day actually helps me remain sane. So I’m back!

To get you all back up to speed, here’s a short version of the last six months:

I moved to the UES.

I know. Everyone thought I was going to wind up in Brooklyn. I thought I was going to wind up in Brooklyn. But the allure of being able to walk to work proved too much for me, so I wound up in Manhattan.

I adore the Upper East Side, and I’m going to stay here in Manhattan for a while.

My love affair with Brooklyn continues, though. I’ll probably wind up moving there eventually, if only to save on the time and money I spend on the subway getting there every weekend.

I met some of the world’s most amazing people.

Making friends in New York is easy. New Yorkers are friendly. I know that’s shocking to some of you, but it’s the truth.

It’s never hard to find someone willing to head to the outskirts of Queens for a food festival preview / grab the Path train to Jersey for a band they’ve never heard of / get last minute tickets to Otello (even though I’ve always hated Othello and should have known better than to make Otello my first opera) / pop out of their apartment at 10:30p on a Friday night with zero notice for a show you just came across on Facebook.

And that means I’ve done some amazing things with amazing people since I got here.

Added bonus: they know the best spots to go already. So I haven’t had to make much effort in exploring the city.

People are constantly coming and going in New York. On any given night out in the city, you’ll meet a handful of people who are brand new. So I wasn’t the newest transplant for long.

Broadway

I went to my first, second, third, fourth, and fifth Broadway shows. Love love love.

I never thought I would be a Broadway person, much the same way I never thought I would be a New York person. I don’t particularly like crowds; I’m a homebody at heart.

And, yet, here I am. And I love Broadway.

I’ve been going once or twice a month on average, and, let me tell you, Broadway can be an expensive habit. So worth it.

Tako settled right in.

Tako definitely beat me to New Yorker status. I have it on good authority that I won’t get there for another couple of years (more on that another time), but Tako is perfectly at home.

Honestly, I think he’d feel right at home anywhere I was. He’s a dog. All he knows about New York is that there are interesting smells to sniff and people to introduce himself to everywhere.

I started my new job.

All I’m going to say about that is that the learning curve was steep. But I’m on the other side of the on-boarding for the most part, and I’m really happy there.

I think this one’s a keeper.

I’m feeling really good about life. And I really like that feeling.


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