The past couple weeks have been an absolute whirlwind and the fact that I am truly living in New York City hadn’t really hit me until about a week into being here. Waking up in my apartment was great, but it didn’t really feel real. The point that I finally realized how great living in the city was when I had my first double audition day and a bunch of appointments. It was the coolest feeling to wake up in my own place instead of a hotel or on a friend’s air mattress, and have the freedom to come and go as I pleased and pack a light bag, not a whole suitcase.
Today I was able to give someone directions in my neighborhood. It was the best feeling ever, I was so proud of myself and felt like this was really my ‘home.’ I practically skipped back to my apartment with my iced coffee and felt like I belonged here.
It feels a lot like the freshman year of college, when you’re trying to find your niche and a good balance between working hard, having fun, and meeting new people. I’m trying hard to not get too high or too low, because I think in a new city and exciting situations is really easy to become a little manic.
I’m so thrilled that I’m finally here and now that I am, I am kind of grateful for the past year that I’ve been traveling back and forth to the city. It really makes me appreciate being here now and all the support that I have from my family. This move was the best thing I could have done and I really feel like this was the absolute right thing to do. I’m so excited to see what’s in store and what’s to come.