Dear New York, Thank You for the Sign

I love this city, I hate it sometimes, too. In an effort to keep track of my feelings about the Big Apple during my time here I try my best to chronicle them in a letter to this crazy place. Welcome to Dear New York–a series posted monthly on the anniversary of the date I moved here. 

New York at Night

All I needed is a sign, God.

Just a sign.

I plead with God daily about many things. But mostly, just for a sign. That this is the right direction. That this is where He would have me go.

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I’m Not Bougie

Barely Insured and Living in New York City

My brother’s girlfriend called me a bougie b*tch.

That isn’t the story here. Ain’t got sh*t to do with this, but I just thought that I should mention.   

“There is a lot of beauty in this city,” Allan said. “As you know, and now, I think you’re getting to see the,” he paused, “coldness of this place.”

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He’s The Best Thing About MTA

Union Square Train Station in NYC

I have a favorite train conductor.

He’s usual on an older 6 train. The ones that are typically annoying during rush hour. They’re smaller than the newer ones and the spacing is weird so everyone ends up crowding by the door, which makes it hard for people to get on or off, holding up the train from leaving the station.

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Brick by Brick


When I first was laid off, I doubted who I was a writer, a blogger, and I wasn’t sure what I was doing with this site.

I’ve had a vision for it and now seemed like the perfect time to bring that to life. But was it worth the investment? I just needed a sign.

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