I'M MOVING! Brooklyn bound, baby
Trip Start Oct 30, 2010
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During a morning run through Central Park decided things have gotten too easy, typical and boring.
"Necessity is the mother of taking chances."
Life's no fun when there's no fight and it's predictable, and lately I've fallen into a boring routine.
Played my hand in finding a room online and magically got two bites back, the first taking me to Brooklyn.
I love it. (Had lived here one summer as an intern.) The only potential problem?
While waiting for my new roommate to arrive and show me the place - he was about five minutes late - I turned toward him walking up the street not knowing it was him and my first reaction, was attraction. Totally smitten.
He guided me around the apartment and once we had seen every nook and cranny, invited me on a tour of the neighborhood. We went to a bar next door, went toward the water, and he pointed me off down the main street when he had a meeting to head off to.
Last night I went to go drop off my first check, and being a Saturday night (myself heading over straight from work), he asked if I wanted to get a drink next door.
Sat late into the night talking, laughing, pounding down drinks (I can fearlessly confirm my ability to walk home "after a million drinks" now) and meeting some of his friends from the area. Again, still smitten. Fortunately I'm also aware of this not being the best idea so believe it'll be OK. I'll be OK.
Anyway, the place was awesome. Stressed by all the moving I'll have to go through though (need to buy a bed and move my fridge!). This on top of a rough week at work and I've been walking Manhattan like a zombie. Not sleeping or eating while compelled to constantly go for ass-kicking runs out of frustration. Last night I woke up every hour after dreams of being in the office: writing stories, dealing with issues.
Managing editor today told me to go home and relax after I sent him an email concerned about some things. Hopefully is all just in my head. Hopefully will recover. But, at least something's actually happening now ...even though it's causing a kind of emotional numbness.