As the school work is piling up, what else is there to do than binge watch gossip girl on Netflix and day dream about living in New York city?!
I caught the NYC fever a few years ago when I spent 2 weeks doing a leadership camp at Fordham University. We would make daily trips into the city, and I was totally enamored by the hustle and bustle of everything going on. From that moment on, I knew I wanted to get up there every chance I got.
My aunt has always lived in the city, so I grew up visiting her. I've always been more of a city girl and as I've gotten older, my love for NYC has grown by leaps and bounds. My obsession became an infatuation when I started watching one of my favorite T.V. series. I think I finished the entire series one summer (is that embarrassing?). Blair Waldorf’s life was so glamorous. I watched as she gallivanted from gala to gala while wearing the most perfect gowns.
When I express my love of NYC to people I always get the question, “why didn't you go to school in the city?”. Well to be honest, as much as I love New York, I knew it wasn't what I wanted for college. I was looking for more of a campus feel and I ideally wanted to be in the south. Luckily, I found all of those things in Furman!
Since I’m not in the city for college, preferably I would love love love to move to the city after college. I’m not sure what will happen after graduation, but if it all works out I would be ecstatic! At the same time, I’m realistic and I know how expensive it is to live in New York City right out of college.
I get the same response all the time “you want to move to New York right after college?! Do you know how expensive that is?!”. Honestly though, when people doubt that I can make this dream a reality, it just makes me want to achieve it even more. I've learned in the past to turn doubt into determination. And I've never been more determined to make this happen.
I love college, but I truly cannot wait to live in this magical city one day.
So feel free to tell me it’s impossible to move to NYC after graduation. It will only inspire me more.