Hottie in the City
Spotted: Shorty with long brown hair and a sun dress wandering aimlessly around Midtown and taking weird pictures with her cellphone between the hours of 11-3 on Tuesday afternoon.
After an hour under the Big Blue Sky gazing up at my new favorite focal point (aka, yoga in the park), it became painfully clear to me I had nothing to do today. Summer break is in full effect, I have no job and classes don’t start for a month, so what the hell is a girl with two feet in Manhattan supposed to do?
Walk, of course.
Sorry taxi drivers!
And what does she do while she walks?
Other than take endless and irrelevant photos, I mean.
Well, she could marvel in the fact that in a few short moments, she is transported from this…
Or revel in the brilliance of the notion that, if she’s hungry, she could stop for one of these…
Perhaps, she could uncover some brilliant hidden gems.
She could also consider the fact that there are so many things here that tourists (and locals but mostly tourists) appreciate that she never has.
Or she can feel smug for uncovering the fact that there is actually a designated area in a public park for people to come and read.
Or she can merely appreciate the satisfaction and simplicity that is a warm summer day with nothing important to do, in New York.
And somehow, all these things make her want to speak in third person? Ignore. I’m slightly obnoxious.
Where are you from? What is your favorite thing about the place where you live? Obviously, I can’t pick just one thing I love about New York, but mostly I love how I feel like this is truly a place I belong. I feel right. If I weren’t afraid of glass and dirty water, I would walk barefoot around the city all day because it feels so natural to me.
What are you looking forward to most, this summer? I have to admit I’m looking forward to being right where I am this summer. Last summer I was in Thailand, and I loved that experience, mostly because it was a really important step I wanted to accomplish in my life before I moved forward and really decided to actively participate in “growing up.” I have always had wanderlust, but being somewhere else for two months did help me put into perspective what it means for me to be living here. When I came back from Thailand, I had no sense of direction or where I wanted to go with my life, I just knew I needed to figure it out. Eleven months later, I feel ready to go in a direction I never knew I would. This summer, I begin courses towards my Master’s degree in nutrition, and I am also actively exploring certification as a Pilates instructor. I really cannot believe this is the life I am leading, mostly because it is so divergent from all the things I have ever done in the past, but it feels right and I am so ready.