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Getting And Being Here


So I apologize for not keeping you up-to-date but it’s been one hell of a ride. I’m going to warn you that there might be some space between my posts because I have an incredible amount of things to get sorted out now that I’m in New York, New York. So it hasn’t been very pretty or dreamy yet, you know “Champions are made in secret.”

One thing that’s been quite startling is that I don’t have any similar past experiences that I can refer to so I know what to expect or how to react. I’ve lived in many places temporarily but have not actually moved outside the state or country before. This is my first time experiencing any form of homesickness. In the past couple weeks I have felt emotional and bodily sensations that I have never felt before. I couldn’t really explain why my stomach was twisting, why I was losing my breath or why I would randomly feel lightheaded like I was going to faint.

It’s been kind of embarrassing how me and my body were (and continued) to react to everything. The good news is that a lot of that weight has been lifted the moment I touched New York soil because the anticipation of what was to come was partly over.

I’ve been here for 5 days and oh man is there so much to learn and do. My most important goal for the time being is to have a month-long room sublet set up for me when I come back from an unplanned trip to New Orleans. That means I only have three more days to find a decent place, meet the tenants and pay upfront! This isn’t as easy as it sounds as the City and its outer boroughs vary greatly from each other and within in terms of safety, proximity to transportation, price, and green space.

Until then…wish me luck.