I just recently moved to Astoria. Born in Florida but raised in TX (My family moved around a ton, basically any University my Moms was attending was where we headed ;-)
So here I am in NYC and I must say I feel like I've lived here in a past life time. Everything feels so natural to me here from how the people interact to the pace of things. I love Manhattan and will eventually live there, but by no means am I in a hurry. Queens is such a great home ;-D
The reason why I decided to take on Organizing this group:
Moving around alot in my childhood I tended to constantly befriend new people. Not because I wanted to but because we'd move lol. I was a shy kid growing up. Point being, I was bad at meeting new people. Talk about being thrown to wolves every time we went to a new place.
The anxiety was through the roof.
One thing I'll never forget though was that notion of how it felt when I was leaving to from a place and arriving at a new place. Starting from scratch.
In today's age it's becoming more common for one to be able to get out of their comfort zone or social circle and meet new people. One should never feel sad that they had to leave a place and enter a new environment.
New York City is so Amazing for this. I've been to alot of places around the US and must say NYC has the most amount of people (LA too) who are coming to a new area with little or no friends, looking to meet new ones.
You aren't alone. Whether Latin or any other ethnicity NYC welcomes you with open arms. And that energy is Amazing and something I appreciate very much. This is not something I take for granted, uh uh.
I aim to convey that same energy to everything I do especially this group ;-)
The beautiful thing about NYC that isn't really displayed in other areas of the US is that notion of "If you don't like who are RIGHT NOW, then CHANGE IT."
If you never had nice clothes or any sort of style to you go out RIGHT NOW and meet people who dress the way you'd like to Dress, or act, the way you'd like to act. Learn from them.
If you've never known how to dance the time to LEARN is RIGHT NOW. Go out and meet a bunch of people who dance what you want to dance.
And I thank NYC for being a place that you can seek out any sort of hobby, past time, career, and IT WILL HAVE IT. Seriously, if you like listening to Hip-Hop in your pajamas while eating green spinach....Some where in NYC you will find a group of people who LOVE to do that LOL.
I love it ;-)
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