Pardon the language, but I recently read a Buzzfeed article called, “20 ways New York is totally kicking your ass.” I could not help but laugh and also be able to largely identify with nearly everything it listed, especially #19, #10 & #6. Sure this city is amazing, enticing and beautiful at times, but it can also be tiring, hectic, and not to mention smelly, especially in the summer.
But I also had a minor epiphany and I thought to myself, why am I letting New York kick my ass, why I don’t I kick its ass? Am I right here or am I right? And by kicking its ass, I mean that I want to turn the tables. I want to feel empowered rather than defeated, I want to be wildly successful rather than feeling down or sorry for myself, I want to feel like I earned my own little spot in New York and that one day it will be hard for this place to see me go.
In the mean time, while I’m working my way there with everyone else, scenes like this sure do make me forget my problems and make me thankful that no matter what, I’m happy to be here: