The Defining Decade.

They say your 20’s are the defining decade of your life. During this 10 year period you are supposed to design a blueprint for you life and map out how you will get from this blueprint to tangible results. No pressure or anything, but every decision you make during this decade will define how the rest of your life will play out…or so they say.

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The reality of the matter is that if your 20’s were really the decade where you’re supposed to get your shit together then TV shows like Friends, Seinfeld and How I Met Your Mother wouldn’t exist or be so successful.

Let’s Talk About New York

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Let’s talk about New York City, the city that never sleeps, the one that promises you that if you can make it here you can make it anywhere. Millions of people come to New York with a sparkle in their eyes and with the hope that this city will make all of their dreams come true. And for some this actually ends up being the case, however this post is not about them. This post is about the few things that I have learned since moving here almost two years ago.

New York is a city that is constantly pushing you out. It doesn’t really have room for you, it already has enough people. It doesn’t welcome you when you arrive, doesn’t need you when you are here and it certainly doesn’t miss you when you leave. And inevitably most people do. Be it for financial reasons or simply a need for a more peaceful lifestyle, most of these dreamers¬†end up packing up their¬†fantasies and leaving the city that promised to fulfill them.

However after all the observations I have made in the past 20 months, New York is still the one pool I would happily drown in. I guess you could say I’m a fan of complicated relationships.