I moved to the city for graduate school and didn't want to leave after finishing. Going into my third year here, there is nowhere else I'd rather be. Before New York, I went to undergrad in Colorado. It's different waking up and not seeing mountains out of the window, but different is good. I am very close to my family, it is definitely entertaining when we are all together and even when we aren't. The group text between my sister and cousins is my daily source of laughter - it's pretty ridiculous. I really value the time I spend with friends. Regardless of what we are doing, we always have a good time. And of course, I enjoy taking advantage of all the city has to offer... I am slowly crossing things off my NYC to do list.