Thursday, July 10, 2014

A tourist in my own city....

Okay, quick life bio time.

I was born and bred in Brooklyn, NY. The summer before my ninth birthday, my family relocated to Chapel Hill, NC. I went from being a city girl to living in a small Southern town. I've been there ever since, attending school only forty minutes away. This summer I was given the chance to intern in New York City with a non-profit and have been living here for the past month. Being back in New York is an interesting experience. I've come back for vacations and summers before but this experience is unique because it's the first time 'adult' Lerato is experiencing the city. I have the freedom to explore as much as I can. And NY has changed so much since I've last lived here! It's mind boggling and sometimes alarming. Sometimes I think to myself "am I still a New Yorker?" and "Is this the place I grew up or am I just too used to the South??" I felt at ease once one of my aunts visited and got lost too...haha. It's exciting though and I've already had some pretty unforgettable experiences.
Free concert at Prospect Park! #sodope

Street art appeared in my old neighborhood!

Arguably the BEST ice cream 

Williamsburg street art
Cuddling with Pepper @ Vaute Couture

I got love for my city!

I can't wait to make the most of my last (for now at least) month of living in the city! It's crazy, the more I'm here and working, the more I can see myself live here after graduating college. At least for a few New York just has such an ora to it that will always be special to me. Check back for some more city adventures!

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