Many store fronts are for rent, many of my good friends have left (Liba, Becca...), my husband is in Singapore, and other things have changed, but mostly it's the same. I absolutely love New York City, and I absolutely love my and Matt's life that we had when we were here.
Since I arrived on Thursday night, I have run around like crazy -
- breakfast with Ellen (who just got married, mazal tov!)
- lunch with Leslie (who is due in two months, b'sha'ah tova!)
- interview for internship (which was super exciting, and I would love it!)
- dinner with Whitney and James (who just had a baby, mazal tov!)
- breakfast with Erin (who is graduating rabbinical school and just got engaged, mazal tov!)
- walked in Central Park for hours with Liz and Michael (who haven't lost their jobs, yeah!)
- ran into Jimmy whom I took to Temagami in 1997 (kind of feel weird that I looked the same enough for him to recognize me...)
- hung with Jeremy and Terese (who are going to have a baby this week, b'sha'a tova!)
- dined with Flyer and Ari (whom it was great to catch up with!)
- met Diana, Eli and a bunch of INSEAD folk at a bar (which had good beer, good atmosphere, and obnoxious service)
- will have breakfast with Ruthie, and hopefully see Jon and David.
Could it get any better?
I have basically walked all over this city (or at least the UWS and Central Park), and I just love it here. I love the feeling in the city, I love the accessibility of everything. I love the people (my friends and the general "people") here. I love the food. I love the energy. I just love it. I know that when I'm in Singapore I'm fine there, and I like the life we have created, but being back in the city makes me want to move back here. Immediately. Not gonna happen that soon...