I have been living in the city for a few years now and honestly never thought of myself as a big city person until I got here. Now, I love NYC and all that it has to offer. There are so many things to explore, I think it's hard to truly "take advantage" of it enough. Heading out with friends to restaurants, bars, museums, or Central Park just seems like scratching the surface of NYC.
That being said, I do love escaping the city when possible too. I have spent the last 15 summers attending and then working at a camp, enjoying the simpler things in life like building fires and roasting the perfect marshmallow. In the winter, I love to ski and am always looking for an excuse to get to a mountain. I also enjoy heading to the beach with a good book on warmer days.
Here in the city, I am an elementary school teacher and I spend my days with 6 and 7 year olds. They test my patience daily, but I can't imagine a more rewarding job. I am dedicated to the school I work in and some weeks, spend more hours there than I like to admit.
I have two sisters and am incredibly close with my family, even if they aren't close geographically. With my parents in North Carolina and my sisters in Pennsylvania and DC, I don't see them as much as I'd like. However, we get together whenever possible and I find myself smiling and laughing during my time with them.
So basically, I have a lot of wonderful things in my life, but can't seem to meet someone in this city of millions.