2012: Live, Learn, and be Annoying

It’s hard to believe that I have lived in New York for one year – time flies when you’re broke out the a$$ and annoying your followers on social media.

My motto for 2012: Live and Learn

Live in Harlem, learn not to get a hair cut at a place called “Sisters”

Live in New York, learn not to stand on the left side of an escalator

Live in a sublet, learn if the leasee you’re renting from is actually paying the rent

I once said, “The city I see before me holds so much: dreams, heartbreak, failures, success, lessons, hardship, highs and lows. All of these I have encountered before, but this times it’s different. This isn’t T-ball, I’m in the big leagues now. I will reach higher, fall harder, dream bigger, fail more, and chase the life of fulfillment I know is out there for me.”

Dreams: Check

Heartbreak: Double check

Failures: Checkmate

Success: A ‘lil

Lessons: Hell yeah

Hardship: Can’t even tell you

Highs: True

Lows: The lowest

I am still on the chase for my #sonewyork life of fulfillment. And although I have regrets about individual circumstance from my time in New York so far, I don’t regret my decision to pack my bags and just show up. I’ve wanted to give up (and frankly, if I wasn’t in graduate school for another year and a half, I probably would), but I keep holding onto the hope that, one day, things will work out for me. It may not be tomorrow, it may not be next month, but I sure hope the date lands in 2013.