I might as well have stepped off the plane with a cowboy hat, boots, and eating breakfast tacos because that’s how blatantly obvious it was that I not from New York! I flew out of San Antonio in a t-shirt and jeans but when I got to New York I discovered, surprise, it’s cold and rainy! And just my luck, I didn’t pack any heavy jackets or rain boots so I look a little crazy walking down the street in a basic t-shirt and jeans. Add in my sleep-deprived face and I think I was the worst-dressed-person in NYC today. The sad thing is that this isn’t even my first time in New York; when I lived up north we would visit the city often. I’ll fix myself up tomorrow!
The most adventurous part of my day was figuring out the subway system, which I epically failed at. I don’t even know where to start, I was just all over the place. Everyone I asked gave me different suggestions but no one actually knew how to help me get from point A to point B. The most common response I received was, “ask someone else.” I also didn’t want to look too lost because when you look or act like an outsider, you get taken advantage of. I learned that 8th
Avenue is not the same as 8th Street…(once again, this isn’t my first time using the subway system, for some reason I was just really bad city-girl today). So all I could do today was laugh at myself and pray that someone will help me figure it out! Lucky for me I discovered that my apartment complex offers a free shuttle (yay for being babied!!).
Speaking of my apartment, it’s amazing…like it looks like a museum. It’s only a few blocks away from the heart of Times Square so it’s in an amazing location! Since it’s in such a “hot spot” all I hear are honking horns, ambulances, and the sweet sound of tourists when I wake up. I can deal.
I start my internship tomorrow so I’ll be sure to get it together by then…I’m exhausted!