First goal of 2015: catch up on all my photo projects of 2014! They're not much, though. The volume of photo work drastically dropped and the priorities shifted as the holidays came around. Rightfully so. But they're a minor nuisance, ya know? Like something in the back of your mind that won't go away. It's always there, sitting pretty and hidden. But still there. That, and 90% of the time it's the OCD in me to finish a project that I've started. Oi. Anyways, let's get on with it ...
So I had all these stories I oh-so fervently wanted to write about back in September when this trip actually happened. Meeting up with old friends (Mike, Talida, Tim), going on epic foodie adventures with them, exploring parts of town that may be possible residential set ups for us. But 4 months has gone by and I don't have the same fervor as when it was fresh on my mind. When I had just came back all bright-eyed and full of that big city motivation.
But I tell you this: this experience is wholly different from the last I was in NYC. Back in 2007. Now THAT was crazy epic. And it was exactly what you would think a New York minute would be. Spontaneous plans, happy surprises, unexpected adventures, multiple digressions (i.e. 4am train rides to an elusive White Castle in Queens - and constantly missing the stop! *shaking fists*), party after party after party. NO SLEEP. All crammed in one weekend.
Hurts so good.
Ah, the epitome of youth.
This time around things are more tamed. It seems life priorities has shifted for everyone in their 30's. Some of us are wanting to settle down, some got married, some starting a family, some already started a family but time management became a problem. Thus the reasons why we weren't able to see everyone we wanted to see in NYC! We grew up, man! But one thing stayed constant in NYC - the energetic, chasing dreams vibe.
And I'm oddly drawn to it.
See you soon, NYC ...
besos ... jin.