I didn't like New York City as much as I hoped to when I came here last time. It was hot. Far too hot. The people were brash. I didn't enjoy BlogHer. And the food and shopping was disappointing.
So I'm giving it another shot.
I arrived in NYC yesterday. I spent a couple of hours in Manhattan yesterday evening, but today is the day I immerse myself in the bustle and sounds. I'm heading to the Chelsea Market and the surrounding neighbourhood, and then to meet my good friend Rick Guidotti (I cannot wait!). Tomorrow I think I will explore my local neighbourhood of Brooklyn then see a show on Broadway. I love the amount of options awaiting me!
It's very cold here this time - snow has been a novelty for me. I'm much more comfortable rugging up than trying to keep cool in the heat and humidity of NYC in July-Augusr.
This time traveling I'm far more wary. I prefer to be home safely than exploring the cities at night. I've got a lot of writing done this way! I've always been wary of my surroundings and wanted to keep safe, but this time around I'm conscious that there's someone else on my life now, worrying about my safety from the other side of the world. I neglect to tell him just how unsafe some neighbourhood I've been in, because I know he will worry.
I can't wait to see what NYC has to offer me this time. I know that my perspective will change.
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