|The Upper East Side of Manhattan–by Angela N. via Flickr|
Around noon, I reluctantly opened my eyes with the anticipation that I would have to make conversation or entertain drama from what may have escalated since the banana incident. Never a dull moment exists in my apartment.
in me needs to charge before a long day at work. If I had to engage in chitchat at the crack of dawn, I feel I would exhaust all of my social capabilities for the remainder of the day. My ‘me time’ with coffee in the morning is crucial to my bright-eyed and bushy-tailed demeanor required for the following eight hours at my job.
|I have a serious addiction to coffee–by Joe Pastorella via Flickr|
Similarly, the only thing I want to do for thirty minutes after I walk in the door from work is to lay on my bed and unwind in silence. When I’m confronted with “check out my ex-boyfriend’s new girlfriend’s Instagram,” or “listen to what my boss did today,” before I have a chance to hang up my coat, my impulse reaction is to immediately take a long shower or turn around and walk to Barnes and Noble. If I sit inside a cafe, I will be alone in the most New York way I know. I need these moments.
|If I didn’t have roommates, I’d be watching Girls alone.-by Wally G via Flickr|
After I publically vomited on the 86th Street steps from food poisoning in January, my roommates were there to help clean my shoes, write an honest and professional call-out-of-work email, and make sure I had saltines and Ginger ale the next day. Living with like-minded girls in the city is a life experience that I feel is necessary to my overall New York experience. Plus, it’s the only way I can afford to live in Manhattan.
|Insomnia Cookies get delivered at 2am–only in NYC!–by roboppy via Flickr|
I jump out of bed when the Insomnia Cookies delivery man is buzzing in at 2am on a Tuesday. But I’ve also learned to take these instances with a grain of salt. Because when it comes down to it, living in New York City — with or without sharing a small space with two girls — is totally worth it to me.