What I Wish I Knew Before Moving To New York City

I made the move to New York City and there was a lot I learned and of course would go back and do differently.

Get Rid Of More Stuff

I would definitely get rid of more items. I would If you haven’t used it in the past year throw it away. Do think of things that you only use seasonally which would explain why you haven’t used it. If it’s something you’ve had the opportunity to use but chose not to, give it away.

Prepare To Be Uncomfortable

Anytime you’re in a new environment you have to find what your norm is. In my opinions it’s challenging to find a norm in New York City. The subway maintenance can switch up your plans m. Not realizing how long it’ll take to get places. Waiting for an Uber/d/via.

In Florida, I was used to grocery shopping in Sunday’s, doing errands on Saturday, and having randomness here and there. However, New York City has been randomness all the time for me.

I’m always looking to embrace it no matter what.

Pay Off Debt/Save More Money

I was making payments towards my debt which felt good. Once I moved, any money I got I used to adjust to the new lifestyle of living in NYC.

This caused me to not be able to keep up with my payments which disappointed me because I was getting where I wanted to be. Recently, I’ve reset my focus and talk about it here.

I would definitely have saved money not necessarily for emergencies, I don’t like to use that word, but for transitioning to this new lifestyle.

Culture Shock

When I first started college moving from Miami to Gainesville was a culture shock from city life to a small town/college town. Now having moved to New York City and living here for a while it was definitely a culture shock.

It is similar to Miami with a lot of cultures residing in one area. Europeans taking over the black areas and overcrowding it with Starbucks and other mainstream places.

In contrast to Miami, it is a lot more hustle environment, I’m not saying Miami doesn’t have hustle mentality because we do. Being that the subway is a primary mode of transition or walking, more people are in a rush to get to their destination.

Inspire On,


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