Today is my one-year anniversary in New York. I can hardly believe it.
Anniversaries are a nostalgic time; a time to reflect on the changes in our lives; a time to embrace our accomplishments and press on toward the greater goals of the future. As I’ve said many times over the course of the past 365 days, New York has been very good to me.
If there are a few tidbits that I’ve picked up, it’s that this city loves hard work. If you are ambitious and willing to work hard, you will go far here. Throw in a bit of talent and a warm smile? Fuhgettaboutit.
I understand that New York City can be a challenging place to live and, believe me, I know that there are plenty of hard-working, ambitious, kind-hearted, and talented people going through hard times right now. My point is that anything is possible here – for better or for worse – but, as Lena Horne once said “It is not the load that breaks you down; it’s the way you carry it.”
Happy annniversary, honey.