Two plus years into New York City and things are going great! I haven't updated my comments on this in a while because everything "seems" to have hit such a rutt and I may be taking things for granted. Therefore it's worth taking a second this morning to assert once again how pleased I am at how things are going. I have been very fortunate to have a great job with great people, a great roommate, and a great outlook. I'm enjoying every single day. Considering all the dire stories I've ever heard about moving here fresh, this is a surprise to me, but certainly a welcomed one.
I don't want to be too rosey of course. It's an expensive place and much of the energy and vibrance the city is renowned for is best appropriated to the younger class. If I have any larger regret at all at this point, it's simply not having done this sooner. It's also hard work which is suiting me just fine. Much like a surf where waves crash into people, you will find nonetheless that people paddle out to actually enjoy it. That's me, and one of these days I'll probably figure out how to use a surf board to really groove over it all. But until then, yeah, things are really this good.