New York City

What is it about this City? Songs are written about it. Movies and TV shows are filmed there, including my all-time favorite TV show, Friends. Millions of tourists are drawn to this City every year.

What is it about New York that seems so intriguing? The lights? The action and excitement? For me, it is the feeling that those who live in New York have it all figured out, even if their lives are not perfect.

In my mind, a New Yorker is someone who followed their dreams to the Big City, someone who knows what they want and they are going for it. They wear the new fashions, have a close group that they hang out with, Friends if you will, who love their individual quirks and live in an always beautiful, rent-controlled apartment.

New York gives me a sense of belonging even in a rushed environment because everyone has the same goal; to be successful in following their passion. A goal that has been mine for as long as I can remember.

Only one problem. How do I find my passion? What do I want to be successful doing? That is where I draw a blank and envy the put together citizens of New York.

How do I become a New Yorker? Do I return to the dreaded snow and cold that I have not missed once since I moved from Canada? Or can I create the same sense of belonging and following my dreams here in Arizona?

I need to find my passion, build up my support system and find a way to create a balanced life while striving to follow my dreams.

I need to find my New York.