New York is a gritty place. That’s the best way I can describe it.
I love every bit of its grit.
New York is also filled with an energy that can’t be replicated anywhere in the world. It has character and wears it well.
I had to head up the east coast for a few meetings this month. As I usually do when I travel to New York I always whisper to myself how amazing it would be to live in the hustle and bustle of the city I adore so much. And then I come home and realize how great we have it: trees, simple living (to an extent), fresh air, family, beautiful Carolina blue skies.
In a plane I’m about an hour from Manhattan and driving it’s about nine hours away. Although I love New York I think I will have to reserve my longing to live in the greatest city on the planet to my frequent visits. I can always get my Manhattan fix whenever I need to and then come home where living is far more easy.
Even though I travel a lot I have only lived in one state. Sometimes I feel like the time is ripe for a family adventure and live somewhere else. And then I come to my senses and appreciate what we have and opt not fall into the trap of thinking everything is greener on the other side. Maybe it is. Maybe it isn’t. Even though we would love to pack up and live elsewhere – either here or abroad – we have to wait until the time is right. Who knows, that time may never come. Now, the time is right to simply travel and visit the amazing places the world has to offer.