There is a hustle here that's busier than almost any other city I've been to. I still look both ways before I cross the street and follow traffic lights like a tourist. I also find people really chatty. Random people will strike up conversations - on the subways, on the streets, on my way to the convenience store. I try my best not to look so taken aback even though my face is probably saying, Why are you speaking to me? In Toronto, I find people to be friendly but distant. Rarely do people start chatting you up about your key chain or outfit in broad, sober daylight. It's definitely been taking some getting used to.
So far it's been a lot of trial and error exploring, Brooklyn bar hopping, solo shopping, cafe crawling, rooftop hanging and subway memorizing.
The only way I can describe my current state is light. I had no idea the effect my old environment was having on my spirit, as hokey as that sounds. Lately, I just feel bubbly and try my best to bring positivity into my new household. While moving to a new place has its challenges - it can be daunting to build a new routine and get used to a new environment, this is what I signed up for.
I've already made a list of things I want to do this summer and stuck it up on my fridge to start crossing items off. Below are some photos from my first week. Enjoy! xx