Graduation was scary because I was very nervous about finding a job, and what my big unknown called life was going to be like. But that, like most other fears, faded away after I got my first few jobs and started gaining a little more confidence.
Over these past 10 years I have had adventures you heard about and some not suited for the newspaper. I have had successes and discoveries, made mistakes and learned hard lessons. I have loved and lost and found.
Nowadays my relationship with the city is a bit on edge. I spent three weeks out of town and returned to find the city very crowded and unsettling. A few days later, there was a shooting up at the Empire State Building. I have not been able to casually walk down the street since.
I am not sure what the future holds. I sometimes wonder what it’d be like to start the process over again in a new city but then other times I can’t imagine living anywhere else.