New York state of mind

I used to think that I’d spend my whole life living in New York, where I was born. Now I’m not so sure.

I’ve always loved New York’s stimulating environment. I thought it suited my “Type A” personality. Now I realize New York helped create my “Type A” behavior. I’m not so sure I want to stay that way.

I’ve always loved how accessible everything is in New York. Now I realize my life wouldn’t end if the drug store, supermarket and dry cleaner were one mile away, instead of one block away.

I’ve always loved living and working with people who come from different backgrounds, cultures and temperaments. Now I realize that no matter where I am, I will find people like this.

I’ve always loved New York because it was the capital of the media world and communications is my profession. Now the capital of the media world is in my computer, wherever that may be.

Frank Sinatra sang: “If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere.” That may be true, but at FOF, “making it” is no longer a goal. I’d rather have a life that lets me smell the flowers. New York isn’t known for flowers.

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3 Responses to “New York state of mind”

  1. Staci says:

    Just today I was talking to a co-worker about how I think I made a mistake moving back to NY from LA 9 years ago.

    Since I moved back, nothing huge has happened in my life to make me say, “If I didn’t move back I would have not…” The stuff I experienced living in my hometown I could have experienced in LA.

    I may make more money in NY, but for some reason, I had more money in my bank account in LA. I can’t explain it.

    Sooo, I think I made a mistake.

  2. Linda says:

    I long thought I would love living in New York. There such palpable energy everywhere you turn there. But I have come to terms with the fact that I will visit but never live there. I do live in the Columbus, Ohio area and find it offers peace and quiet when I want peace and quiet, a city vibe when I want a city vibe and in general is one of the nicest places in the country, though that is known to few. I highly recommend “fly over” country. People who move here from either coast usually find themselves pleasantly surprised and wish they had made their discovery sooner. Maybe worth consideration as you reassess what matters most to you.

  3. Toby Wollin says:

    Ahem. I realize that for a lot of folks who live in ‘the city’, anything north of Westchester may as well be part of Canada, but, Upstate New York has a lot to offer.


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