All that glitters is not gold.
October 10, 2012 by
Categories: Mindfulness

I Was walking to my neighborhood train and looking around at the stony pebbles, construction, and crumbling sidewalk. I live in an industrial part of Brooklyn and it is nothing like where I stayed on my short visit last May. I sat idly at cafes, walked around beautiful neighborhoods and splurged a little because it felt like a vacation.

I took it in, knowing this stay would be nothing like a day to day real life living in NYC. Back home I imagined what it would be like. I wondered how I would fit in, or if I’d be constantly stressed about finances.

wanted.  Would I “make it” or give up?

NYC is known for so many things and offers a magical illusion that anything is possible. You slip in with quiet dreams and become one of countless to try and live it.

You can become intimidated, as I was, and continue on as is. But if you keep pushing yourself, you may find yourself in the midst of the city that never sleeps.

What’s behind the shimmering gold lights?  Some days,  it’s a rainy grey day that you would experience anywhere.  Other days,  it’s as magical as I always imagined it to be.

 

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