I feel like I'm going crazy, that's what people before they get locked in the psychiatric ward right?
I'm in New York, its less than a week until I'm 21 and here I am scared and worried that there's something wrong with me. I'm unsure about everything; about me.

Maybe this is how Esther Greenwood felt.

Like a bell jar hung above her.

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Although lucky her, being here decades before me.

New York is amazing, astounding and eye-opening.
I never knew a place could be so big, so small so absolutely full of people, things, shops, apartments, high rises, coffee shops, clothes shops. I love it!
Yet it also freaks me out at the same time.

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I got lost in the natural history museum, fell in love with the MoMA, I spent copious amounts on food, overpriced cups and thrift store clothes. I froze my butt off to see the Statue of Liberty and saw snow for the first time. I went to the top of the Empire state and stood where thousands have stood before me. I walked the Brooklyn Bridge and admired Central Park from the top of the Rockefeller.

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And New York in the Winter? Ah, how picturesque.

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Walk 20 blocks and you'll see half the world.
But do you need half the world?
Do you need to experience a copper statue after lining up with 1000 people for an hour?
With homeless people on every curb, yet the upper class pay $12,000 a month on rent.
I don't know how to say it, but quite possibly; it's overrated.
But what do I know? I'm a rural Australian.

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The city that never sleeps. The city with horns blaring at 2am, sirens as it's background noise and people, oh people, everywhere. In an outing of 20minutes, as you walk 10 blocks, you'll hear over 5 different languages, see a rainbow of diversity and perhaps get a ''sorry'' when someone nudges you or a ''thank you'' when you open a door.
These Americans are friendly and sweet, despite what the rest of America will tell you.

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As you bop along to a busker on the subway, those New Yorkians will bop along too.

New York, New York
Be watching this space.