Moving to New York was even better than I thought it would be. I had heard so much about it from my best friend who had moved there two years earlier. She asked me repeatedly to come visit her, and I finally did. It was then that I realized that I wanted to move there, too. During my first visit, she took me around to look at Asian antiques in NYC and many other things like going to see a Broadway play and more. Everything is so worldly and different in that city. When I told her that I might like to move there one day, her eyes lit up with happiness. She said that we could be roommates, and that I should start making real plans to do it. That is exactly what I did.
My parents were a little worried when I told them where I would be moving. I had never lived in an urban environment before. My parents had never visited there themselves, but they thought that I should wait until I got a little older. I am 22 years old, and I figured that there are plenty of other females my age living in the city. If they can do it, I can do the same. My parents knew that they couldn’t change my mind since I was legally an adult, even if my parents still think of me as their little girl.
My best friend has a tiny apartment, which is pretty common in NYC. Most people do not live in a large place here. So, I decided to only bring the things that are most important to me. I knew that I would need to bring clothes and most other things I would not need due to lack of space. I really found out quickly that I would be spending my time going out to explore the city once I moved there and didn’t need a lot of things anyway.