It’s strange to think that it’s been over five years since I first moved to New York. My time here has passed so quickly that it doesn’t feel as though it’s been that long. I’ve been here long enough so that I now feel comfortable calling New York “home.” When I am traveling, and people ask where I am from, I used to always say “I’m originally from San Francisco, but I live in New York now.” Now, I usually just say New York. It feels like home every time I come back, and I see the hustle and bustle of Manhattan that is so familiar (along with the higher prices of everything). Others love to hate on it, but I love to love it.