I went super lengthy for a Facebook post – as mentioned, it was my first anniversary in my new beloved home, New York.
While I can go on-and-on about my ups and downs of this current journey, I rather share the encounter I faced during the midst of happy hour with my gal pal and first genuine friend, K, who I may add is a writer as well.
We met in the Lower East Side at this bar called Piano, where happy hour starts as early as 2pm and ends at 8pm. With frozen, strong, and tasteful margaritas and a young, hip crowd, it is truly irresistible. Plus, during happy hour where wine and beer is cheap as $4 – c’mon more reasons to drink, dare I say!
Anyway, while K and I enjoyed our evening and catching up with each other, an older gentleman, Brian, decides to excuse himself into our space area. He was polite, though, and we exchange a few words before he said, “Can I tell you what I think about you two right now?”
Without exchanging more than 2 minutes prior his question, this older gent gives us a full sense of how K and I are as people. He said all these kind things that really resonated and touched my soul.
His opener of his vibe analysis was, “I sense that you’re very smart. You are also a generous person, very kind and not afraid to put yourself out there. You also have very high energy – it’s a good thing.” I was pleased to hear such things, but I was super shock how I uttered a couple words to him and he can recognize such qualities of mine.
He proceeded to tell me about what he thought of me and asked K if he nailed it. She agreed, and he and I continued to chat some more. I was questioning how can he tell with a few word exchanges, he said in comparison to a Woman’s Intuition, he had this intense capability to read energy. He kept saying that I was smart and my bright future. To me, being a smart girl will always top being the hot girl. Brains supersedes, always.
He said some wise words, that can be a general application to life, but really hit me considering what I’ve endured in the past year: don’t doubt yourself and continue to be persistent.
I cannot fathom how heavy my heart feels when I meet complete strangers when they can call me out on my very being. It’s strange, creepy, but man, it’s refreshing because you are always in your bubble, right. Think you know how you are and how you carry yourself. What if it’s wrong or what if it’s accurate? I am glad that I carry myself subtly in ways that I imagined to be described.
I could not not ask to take a photo with the complete stranger who contributed to my evening celebrations.
Before Brian and I separated ways, he was tremendously kind and reassured me that I will have a bright future for myself if I continue to work hard and pick myself after every fall. That I will be the ones who will struggle immensely, but will have a worthy story to tell.
Little did he know, I run my own blog that shares that regularly (:
The title remains true to it’s publication – I wrote this half drunk in my Uber from Piano this evening. I usually don’t take cabs or Ubers because it can be costly, but I deserve it. Treat yoself!
Again, cannot believe it’s been a year since I have moved here. I am utterly happy and in love with my life in New York. Best relationship I’ve ever been in – yeah, I said it!
This track came out in circa 2010, when I was going through a heartbreak at the time and somehow this became my life anthem. Fast forward to five years later, still remains one of my favorite tracks because it conveys the true meaning of my life and mission: I’m on the pursuit of happiness and I know everything that shine ain’t always gonna be gold, hey I’ll be fine once I get it, yeah I’ll be good.
Goodnight family and friends, and thank you for your continuous support! (: