Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Goodbye New York

The past two days it has been raining, and raining hard. New York must be sad to see me leaving. I am sad to see me leaving too. But I am ready to go. I was thinking last night what memories will stick out in my mind when I think back to the time that I spent here, and I think that riding my bike around the city will stick out. Nothing was more fun and I got to see so much more of New York from my bike verses just walking. It was excellent.

Throughout my time here, I have learned a lot about myself and what it is that really matters to me and what I want out of my life. For years I thought that I wanted to live and die in New York, it was always so glorious to me. Once I moved out here, I realized that all the hype about this city, while indeed intriguing and at times exciting; was just that, hype. Maybe not for other people who are trying to get onto Broadway or take over the financial world (oh and good luck with that one!) but for me, New York was a very eye opening experience. I never felt intimidated by the city or out of place, in all reality, I fit right in. As good and wonderful that feels, it doesn't hold water to how good and wonderful it feels to be surrounded by the people you love. and that is what Utah has then New York doesn't (let us not forget the mountains!!!)

I will always look back at my time living here as a real growing up experience, because in the past 7 months, I have grown up a lot and learned a lot about myself... I really cannot emphasize that enough. Some people can't wait for summer, others can't wait for a change. As for me, I just can't wait.


Rick(y) said...

We'll miss you, too. Y'all come back now, you hear?

Leslie said...

Wow...very insightful into the very soul of Piper. I am impressed. Great reflection and depth in your writing...uh oh, the English teacher is coming out in me again! Actually, I don't think it will ever leave. It is just funny because I probably wrote that on one of your papers in high school. Welcome home!

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