As Carrie Bradshaw said in Sex and the City, “If I can only have one true love, New York might as well be mine.” I feel that same way about New York (and maybe other things) as Carrie Bradshaw. I spent one year, after Columbia University, in Los Angeles and must say that it wasn’t the place for me. What I love about New York is the fact that every neighborhood in the city is for someone else. The uptight and rich *(for the most part) – Upper East Side. The laid-back and artsy – West Village. The professional – Battery Park City. There is a place for everyone. Perhaps I just didn’t spend enough time in LA but I didn’t feel as if there was a place for me.
I moved there to pursue my acting career and thankfully, I landed enough roles and made enough money to move back to my city, where I am still acting. Don’t get me wrong – I loved LA, it just wasn’t for me – just like New York isn’t for a lot of people. My favorite part of LA was my boyfriend. We met three weeks after I moved and dated the rest of the time I lived there. My question to you is: Have you ever given a long-term relationship a try?
I don’t think I could have stayed with him and still moved. He is an actor and you all probably know his name – but that is confidential. I did really love him but I think I love New York more. I think that once you find the right guy you will do anything for them and if that means moving to Kenya, you would. I haven’t found that person but for today I think it’ll just be me and the city.