Today is my last day as a twenty-four year old human.
I’m feeling lots of feelings. On one hand, I’m thrilled this year is over because it was a doozy. I’m ready for a new age. On the other hand, I’m a little sad that my early twenties are past me. College life is long gone and fun twenty-one seems so far away.
As my 25th birthday approaches, I’ve been thinking a lot about my where and who I was in my younger years. It’s pretty wild to consider how much I’ve grown and changed since I was five, ten, sixteen, or twenty-one.
Welcome to my first City Walk blog! My favorite way to get around in New York City is by taking long walks, so I’ve decided to share some of my routes/urban trails in blog form since some of my followers requested it.
City Walks can be great for tourists looking to experience NYC from a more residential perspective or for city dwellers trying to gain a new appreciation of their area while exercising more. Try this one or other upcoming ones the next time you’re in the city and share you experiences with me in the comments! Just be sure to wear comfy shoes and stay hydrated.
Alright, now onto this lovely and very doable walk from Grand Central, through Central Park, and to the West Side.
“What would you like to order?”
“How do you want to celebrate your birthday?”
“What do you want to do with your life?”
Questions like these tend to sneak up on me and catch me off guard. They strike me with a flash of anxiety and I’m suddenly tripping over my words. This is because I can be terribly indecisive.
Let’s face it: living with your parents once you’ve already experienced independent living can be tough. It’s easy to feel like you’re taking a step back when you’re sleeping in your childhood room again.
It’s important to remember, though, that plenty of adults presently live with their parents. 15% of 25- to 35-year-old Millennials were living in their parents’ home as of 2016, and that figure continues to rise. Moving home can be a smart money-move if you’re trying to save for a downpayment on a house or pay off college debt.