It’s good to take some time, every week, to be alone.
There’s beauty in everything - even graffiti on the light pole.
There’s always someone willing to work harder than you.
You can meet someone at the bar or the gym or on the street become instant friends, and feel like you’ve known them forever. True story.
Some of the nicest people in the world live here.
Some of the smartest people in the world live here.
That “energy” everyone talks about is real, it’s in the air, it’s everywhere.
You don’t need as much space as you think you do.
Try new things. New foods. New bars. New hobbies.
You’ll look forward to the weekends because it means one thing: brunch.
You can keep yourself busy for 24 hours and not spend a single cent.
You will be stronger.
Contrary to what others say, it doesn’t take 10 years to call yourself a “New Yorker”. It’s not a right. Or an initiation. It’s feeling, A sense. And it can strike at any time. For some, it’s within the first few days or months of being here. For others, it can be years. But when it comes, (and it will), take the time to stop and let it sink in. And then remember exactly where you were the moment you realized you were indeed, home.
Take time to stop and smell the roses. Literally, they’re in every park.
If you don’t have someone to go to the museum with or try a new restaurant with, don’t let that stop you. It means it was an adventure you were meant to have on your own.
Individuality is the best currency. It’s accepted everywhere.