New York City is a big reason as to who I am today. Growing up in NYC I never understood the fascination, to me it was just ” New York ” a very overpopulated city with huge buildings and a lot of money. I would look at the tourist in amusement over their fascination with the unimaginably tall buildings and star-like shiny lights. They looked at it all in wonder, as I took it all for granted.
Growing up in NYC I never truly understood what it meant to grow up here a city that so many dream of one day being able to visit, to live in. I wasn’t able to appreciate it until I was old enough to embrace the surrounding beauty. You truly do not know what you have until things change and nothing is how it used to be.
Last night my friends decided to surprise me they said that after living my entire life here I should probably visit one of the most iconic buildings in the world. They took me to the top of the Empire State building. At the moment I was able to let go of everything that didn’t matter. In that moment I was free.
Gabriela A Tejada
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