For the last couple of years I have dreamed about living in a big city. New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle. The hustle and bustle of the city is intriguing to me.
Augusta isn’t that small of a town, but it definitely isn’t an Atlanta. I want something bigger, something with more going on.
From the moment I first visited New York City I fell in love. I immediately knew I wanted to live there some day. The idea of living in a high rise, riding my bike to work, and being a young professional trying to “make it” in the city pulls me into the idea of going for it.
For all I know I could move to the city and realize that I hate it and if that happens I’ll be ok with it. I just want to get that experience of living in a huge city. I might get eaten up or struggle to make ends meet, but at least I tried.
So I should just go for it right?
Well I’d love to, but I have a dilemma…
I love the outdoors. I love the views, silence, and simplicity of it. Cities have the views, but silence is hard to find and the lifestyle of a city is far from simple. This is where I’m unsure.
I’ve spent the last week traveling in a charter bus across the country and seeing the beauty of the land continuously reminded me of how great it is being outside of the city.
A couple nights ago I drove directly into a pink sunset. There’s nothing like that in my opinion. Crossing the Mississippi River, driving through the bayous of Louisiana, and passing by fields of cattle in Texas was awesome. I wish I could have taken more pictures, but I kept getting caught in the moment and forgetting to pull up my phone camera.
It’s trips like this that make me question where I should live after college. Should I move to a huge city like NYC, or maybe a medium sized city like Charlotte, or just stay in Augusta, but travel more often? I guess I’ll just see where life leads me.