I’m originally from the south (Southern Virginia), where everyone drives, it’s easy flowing traffic, so much land and space, people are easy going, and people are friendly and polite!
I moved to The Big Apple NYC over 4 years ago and I felt like such an outlier when I first moved here!
Everyone took public transportation, there’s ALWAYS some kind of traffic, everything is so compacted, no breathing room, people are always in a hurry (when sometimes it’s not even necessary), and some people (not all) can be aggressive and not very polite.
I didn’t fit in with the NYC crowd, it was overwhelming at first. But then I grew accustomed to the way things work here.
4 years later, I can call myself a “New Yorker” now but I still feel like an outlier at times.
It would make things a lot easier if my family lived here or close by so we could visit each other more often than two to three times a year. (They live in Ohio and Western Pennsylvania).
But it’s all good. I’m a big girl and have been making the best out of my situation! =)
Daily Prompt – Outlier