For those who haven’t heard, my adventure in New York City is coming to a rather abrupt end this week due to confusion regarding my lease: The women I sublet from thought our lease ended August 31 when, in fact, it ends July 31. People who know me well can imagine my reaction to this news. For those of you who cannot, let’s just say I was a wee bit peeved.
So what now? The change of plans has forced me to end my internship early, and this Saturday I’ll be leaving on a jet plane headed to Chicago. Realistically, having to resign, pack up and move are the smallest inconveniences resulting from my housing debacle. I’ve always been quick on my feet, so this was nothing a few brown boxes and an ad on Craigslist couldn’t solve.
What upsets me more is how quickly I have to say goodbye to New York. I’m quick on my feet, but slow in the noggin, at least when it comes to major life changes. I take time to digest news like this. The whole of my senior year was spent reflecting on my college journey and doing things unique to Madison, things I expected to never be so accessible again. Sure, my two months in New York are no where near as significant as my four years in Wisconsin, but there is still some reflecting and last-minute exploring to do.
That’s what this week is for. Outings I pushed off for a later date: They’re happening this week. Meals I assumed could take place in August: They’ll be consumed in the next 96 hours. Views I thought I had a month left to see: They shall be seen by Saturday. This hurried pace is not ideal, especially considering I still have work and packing to schedule in, but New York is a great city, and an early end date won’t stop me from experiencing it.
If you have any suggestions of things I need to do, places I need to see, meals I need to eat, etc., let me know in the comment section!