Dear New York City,
I love you for changing my life. I love you for making me brave, for allowing me to find my voice, and for helping me discover the best parts of me that I never even knew existed. I love you for making me feel young, and beautiful, and above all, happy. For making me a dreamer and an explorer and for teaching me how to read a map.
But most of all, I love you for showing me the kind of person that I want to be part for the rest of my life. I will forever be grateful to you – you made me realize that I am not too small for this world after all.
I fell in love with your bright lights, your hidden treasures, your loud personality, and your incredible instinct to survive. I fell in love with your strength and your perseverance and your power to make me want to jump off my seat and dance. Thank you for embracing everything that is weird, wonderful and crazy about you – and for inspiring me to do the same.
I’ve always known that I have a heart, and a brain (sort of!) – thank you for helping me find my COURAGE.
Until we meet again!