30 June 2008

So it took about 3 weeks, but I love New York!! The first couple of weeks were super hard-adjusting to not knowing anyone anywhere I went, not knowing how to get anywhere, being in a place 100% unfamiliar. But then one day as I was coming out of the subway on my way home from work I thought to myself "I love being here!" After three weeks of being here, I could finally truthfully say that I love New York! I love being in a big city where you can find anything and everything you could ever want! I love the fact that there are so many different people here, from all over the world. I love the fact that I can walk to work in 10 minutes and that I haven't had to drive in over a month! I love working and living in the city!

Of course there are things I don't love: being so far from my family and friends, the gross subways when it rains (which is does A LOT here), the fact that there seems to be no swimming pools in the entire city (an essential for summer that I'm learning to do without), and fantastic Utah summer nights, just to name a few. But I guess you can't have everything...

Last weekend was a good one. Friday night we went to Battery Park to watch a production of Macbeth. It was really fun! They acted it out around the entire park, so they'd do one scene and when they changed locations in the play, the company would move to a different location in the park, kind of like an interactive play. It was a good time. Saturday we wanted to go to the rooftop of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Apparently they view up there is really cool, and there's a fun exhibit going on right now. Unfortunately when we got there the roof was closed (because of rain...once again, who knew it rained so much here...) so we couldn't see the exhibit. Instead we took a quick trip around the museum. That place is amazing!! I could spend days wandering around! I definitely will need to go back and spend more time there. Sunday I met up with some dear family friends and caught up with them over dinner. It's always fun to see people from home here in the city!

This week is going to be a great one! We have a 3 day week and get paid holidays both Thursday and Friday!! And-my family is coming to visit!!! Yay!!!


Emily Ann Myers said...

If I had even a tiny bit of money i would so come visit you! So what exactly is your job in NY? You are so adventerous! i love reading your blog!

The Lishes' said...

Look at you go! What's not to love about NYC for a few months? Please tell me your seeing some shows. And I totally feel you on the rain thing. 4th of July night I wore jeans and a sweater in Seattle. What the heck! What happened to shorts and a tank by the pool?