Friday, February 4, 2011
The end of an era
Though it's been quite a long time since I've written a blog... it is not without good cause. In between a recital, the holidays, and finding and moving to a new apartment I've been a touch busy. Not to mention starting a new job! The beginning of the year has provided me with many blessings. I'm happy to say that I'm working with the little ones again... but this time the really REALLY little ones. I'm teaching K-5th graders. It's an amazing age to work with and to be honest the K-2nd graders make me feel like I'm playing with my niece and nephews. :-)
This blog, however, is called "the end of an era" and the reason for that is this. Since moving to New York I have been a true Manhattanite. Living in and going out in Manhattan is what made me happy and for years I swore I would never move to any of those "other" boroughs. It astounds me to say this, but I have left Manhattan for another. It's quite weird. I some how feel that I'm cheating on the city that got me through the past 4 and a half years but they say that all good things come to an end.
Proudly, I'm now calling myself an Astorian! I've been here less than a week and I'm in LOVE with it! On moving day I had 5 neighbors come up and introduce themselves to me. The neighborhood is adorable and full of things to do and every single type of store I could want. Not to mention I'm a stones throw away from Steinway street, Little Cairo and 30th Avenue, which has many great places to hang out at. I'm surrounded mostly by Greeks and Italians and we have some of the best restaurants NY has to offer. The way I see it... I've traded up! My new place is in a pre-war building and the best way I can describe it is "charming". And if I ever get a hankering for Manhattan... all I have to do is jump on the subway and I'll be there in a very short 15 minute ride. :-) Needless to say, I'm a happy camper!
Life has been very good to me and it will only get better from here!