I am finally in New York. I have been here for three weeks now. I kinda feel like Eva or was it Zsa Zsa Gabor from Green Acres. Except I am from a small city and moved to an even bigger city.

I must admit that when I came here it was definitely a shock to my system. I had never seen so many people. And such diversity that it was mind blowing. There is always something to do here. Unlike back home where you pretty much had to entertain yourself. I immediately knew I was going to love this place.

There are some things that I don’t like as well. The people here always seem to be in a hurry as if they’re in a race to see who can get to the finish line first. And you will get pushed or shoved if you are in their way without even saying “Excuse Me”.  Simply put, they’re rude and lack manners. My bf included but I have been working on him. I am sure he reverts back to being just as rude when I am not around.

Before anyone leaves me rude comments, let me just say this is what I have come across so far. I am sure there are friendly, polite New Yorkers out there. I just haven’t come across them yet. Despite their rudeness, I have learned that New Yorkers can also be quite entertaining especially on the subways. I have been seranaded a few times already.

But compared to where I use to live in Pennsylvania, New York is like being on another planet. Things are just so different here including the services HIV people can get. Back home it is so limited and only one place that helps positive people. But with their funding being cut, there is only so much that place can do. In New York, it’s like places go out of their way to help.

In closing, I have definitely weighed the pros and the cons of living here in New York. Yeah, the people may be a little rude but I can adjust to that. All in all, I feel that I made the right decision in moving here. Not just because of my bf but because of the opportunities that are available to me here. I don’t feel like I am just going through the motions anymore. I feel like I have been injected with life, if that makes sense. I guess what I am saying is that since being here, I feel more alive. No wonder people love this place. I have taken a small bite out of the Big Apple and I want more!