It’s September 11. We live in New York City. Just this past Monday we spent some time wandering through Chinatown and the Financial District, and I kept looking up to the 9/11 Memorial. Knowing that day how close we were to the anniversary of 9/11, and how close we were to the source of the attack, I couldn’t take any photos. I didn’t want to photograph the image; rather, I wanted to just focus on the memorial, the moment, and the memory.
In other news, life is…busy. City living is a far cry from Vermont in many ways, but I am so happy here. I love being just a short train ride away from family and friends, I love being able to step outside and walk or take the subway everywhere, I love exploring our neighborhood and new neighborhoods. After wanting this for so long, every day I feel more than grateful to live here.
And because Josh and I both feel so grateful, we take advantage of the city as much as possible. We’ve gone to Dave Letterman and Dr. Oz tapings. We go to Central Park as much as possible, on our own and with Maple. We picked up a New York Public Library card today and took out a few books. We wander through farmers’ markets and went to the beach and feel like we truly take advantage of our new home.
It’s funny, with having taken a break from blogging these past few weeks – I’ve been able to really think about why I blog. I love sharing adventures in local food and frugal living pursuits, and having a log and photos to look through. I also really enjoy the writing process – reflecting, and writing, and rewriting, and editing. It’s a journey, just like life, and I look forward to continue to share New York City with you.