NYC will always be my one true love
I was born in New York City, raised in an area where Manhattan was considered my backyard. No other city holds as dear to my heart than NYC. Nothing can replace the smell (yeah, even the subway stench), the vibe, the people or the energy.
In my youth, I spent countless hours in NYC shopping, eating, exploring, attending theatrical performances and dancing my bum off at the best night clubs the city had to offer. I attended college at FIT, spent more than a decade living and working there. It's also where I met my husband of fourteen years. Believe it or not, we met in a stand- up comedy class. We eventually moved in together, got married and shared a tiny apartment on 75th and York.
Since then we started a family, expanded from our 500 sq. ft. apartment to a house in PA; from childhood to motherhood, I created a ton of memories on the island of Manhattan. As a kid I watched Times Square transform into what it is today; in adulthood I witnessed the devastation of 9/11 and the bravery of thousands New Yorkers.
For years I was hoping we would move back with our children, but as time past I knew it wouldn't be right for them. They love it here. While I never thought I would say this, I actually do too. But, New York will always be my one true love.
We only live 2 hours from Manhattan so I'm able to get my fix every 6-8 weeks. Sometimes life takes us away from the places we love. I encourage you to find your way back whether it be an annual visit or by creating what you miss most about a place in your current space.