There's a saying, 'nothing worth having comes easy' and looking back, I remember feeling quite sorry for myself for the first few months- all in all some rather privileged problems to experience. One second this city crushes you to pieces and the next creates a moment so beautiful you want to cry. And sometimes, you cry because you spent your weekly food budget on a cocktail.
So one year on. I have a job I love, an awesome apartment, an amazing boyfriend and group of friends who are like family- definitely a life. Thanks New York, it's been lovely.