I’ve wanted to visit New York for as long as I can remember. It’s one of those places that is so easy to build up in your mind; all the films and television shows set there make it seem so familiar. It’s a city that is already half known; visiting is like returning to an old home. Around every corner there’s a jolt of recognition: a place you’ve heard about on TV, a building you’ve seen a thousand photos of, a quirky local character you’ve read about online.
That iconic skyline is recognised around the world. From Fifth Avenue to Broadway, the city streets are famous.
And New York doesn’t disappoint.
From the bustling streets of Midtown, to the peace of Central Park; the skyscrapers and classic buildings of the financial district to the brownstones of Greenwich Village, there are so many different sides to the city. Each one offers a new experience, a new atmosphere.
It’s a place where anything could happen. No wonder so many people dream of walking those streets, of moving to the city and drinking in the bright lights and possibility.
I felt at home as soon as I stepped off the plane. Even now, typing this in my own living room, I’m picturing myself back in the big city, remembering the details and how alive I felt, how I want to capture every moment for posterity.
New York is one of the few places I’ve always dreamed of visiting, and I’m so glad I did. It gave me a trip full of new experiences and introduced me to a new side of myself: that girl who is desperate to explore, to make things happen.
New York made me realise that life is full of possibility and I don’t want to waste a moment.