May has been quite the month hasn’t it? Both good and bad but we are still out here thriving, living, hustling and just getting through each day as it comes.
So my schedule didn’t really ease up like I thought it would but I am going to try and do the impossible today… A DOUBLE POST! Yes folks, you will get your dose of typewriter tuesdays today as well as my random ramblings as well just because I feel so bad about being so silent in the past few weeks.
How are you all? Awesome? Tired? Happy? Ambivalent? Savoring the last few weeks of summer like I am????? Sigh! I cannot believe summer is ending so soon, really feels like it just started! Anyway, on to more relevant matters… I recently had a big RANDOM change in my life. Yes as the title suggests, I have decided to take over yet another major city in the United States and that is Atlanta, or as it’s formerly known… Hotlanta! This move came very unexpectedly but I am embracing every minute of it because as you all know, everything does happen for a reason.
New York was super duper awesome. They weren’t lying when they said its the city that never sleeps, because in the last 2 weeks I can count the actual number of times I legit got over 5hrs of sleep. As my homie @emmaccheppy loves to say, YOLO. It wasn’t just party all day and night here though, I did actually get some work done people! I was fortunate enough to get some writing done on a public platform which was a wonderful experience for me as a budding writer/blogger/editor. Have any of you heard of The College Tourist? No? Well I’ll tell you about it nonetheless:) It is a student based platform centered around college students, a website catering to the needs of incoming students, current students and recent graduates as well. I was part of their summer writing interns team and my job was to basically write about my summer location in relation to college students. Give the ins and outs of NYC to provide both relevant and informal information about life in NY in general to students wanting to go to school there or hoping to intern there for a while like I did or those hoping to live there after school. Basically, I got to tour the city, live like a local, and blog about it. Talk about internship of the year:) Catch up with my work and adventures in the big city and check out all the other entries within their blog for those of you at home interested in studying abroad, and for those of you here in America interested in studying in a different state or country.
I’ll be lying if I say I don’t miss life in the concrete jungle because as hectic and stressful as it was, it was still some of the greatest times of my life. I met so many new people constantly, I stumbled upon some amazing places, ate amazing food and really grew as a person while there. NY will always have a part of my heart, the rest of it already being hogged by my beloved Nairobi lol.. I miss the busy lifestyle, the constant movement, being able to go anywhere, anytime… I don’t miss the constant presence of bugs and rats everywhere though! @mysscheeks remember our dear catrats?? Yes, that’s my name for the rats in that city- catrats because those rats were abnormally huge! Have you ever seen a rat the size of a cat? yeah, neither have I.. freaking scary. To all my NY sweethearts, you all know I miss you already dearly! If I don’t make it back to living there, I will for sure visit from time to time:)
Okay lemme stop pining over Manhattan so much when Atlanta is ALMOST just as awesome! Iv been to ATL twice before now, so I have experienced it on the tourist side, not as a local so interested to see what the next few months will be like. I am working tirelessly now, having taken up another internship and still focusing on my freelance projects while working on gradschool applications so staying busy is helping me NOT focus on the loneliness that will set in quite soon. Unlike NY, I don’t know anyone here and that was a major risk on my part, moving to a city with no connections at all,lol.. I just have my one friend here, @mosesngone who I am so grateful for, don’t know how smooth my transition here would have been without him! So far ATL has been pretty chill, laid back, as the south should be:) No ratchetness yet!! Yes @wild_succulent & @_jatelo, I know what ur thinking hahaha.. I refuse to turn ratchet, the end.
I am grateful to have SPACE in my living environment. That’s one thing NY needs to work on like for real… Why pay crazy amounts of money for an apt where you can hardly fit urself in leave alone your roomate/pet/bike??? WHY NY?? hahaha.. This is not a permanent move though, so I have a feeling come November/December I’ll be on the move again, hopefully for a permanent place this time around whether it be back home in Kenya or somewhere else in this great big world. I’m going to stop here so I can get a head start on the next great book review! Last 2 weeks of summer guys, I’m as bummed as you are.