I used to swear up, down, and sideways too that I would NEVER live in the city! I grew up in a town of about 30,000 and that was a good number as far as I was concerned. Going to college in a town with a population of 200,000 felt like the “big city” to me. Recently, I took a vacation to New York City...population 8.5 MILLION people! Totally expecting to fall tired of the massive amount of people I actually grew fond of it. The reason why...young people...my people...millennials everywhere.
Never say never! Thank you Justin for the words...not only am I becoming a city girl but also gaining a guilty pleasure for Beiber jams. Now, I’m not saying that I’m going to drop everything and move right away, I’m just saying that it’s a possibility…someday...maybe.
Studies show that currently Millennials make up 35-40% of the workforce and by 2025 (7 years from now…rounding) we will be 75% of the workforce. Based off the population on the commuter bus...I believe it. Actually I’d say that in the bigger cities millennials probably make up more than 40% currently.
Ok. Enough with the numbers.
So, at this point in my life, I live in a fairly conservative town were there seems to be a growing population of older folks. Needless to say, I constantly feel surrounded by people who are different than me. Wonderful ppl don’t get me wrong, but different. On the one hand there is huge value in learning about how other people think and I’ve gained a lot from it. On the other hand it can be tiring if it’s constant. I almost felt more at home on my East Coast trip then I do in my actual town, like I was surrounded by people who get me. I think it was the energy of the city...even though I didn’t know any of those people I felt a kinship.
You’re probably rolling your eyes at me about now saying “Pam, that’s impossible, you probably just ate too much Boston Cream Pie and were having a sugar induced moment!” To that I say…could be....could be. BUT, it could also be a real thing. Maybe it is possible to feel the similarities between strangers. By that I do not mean that I looked into their soul and knew instantly that they too are unhappy with our delightful president. What I mean is, the energy, the hustle and bustle, the young people everywhere, fit people everywhere…they seemed to care about the same stuff I care about.
IDK, blame it on the pie, take it with a grain of salt, or contemplate it for a bit. Let me know what you think.
Anyways, a bigger city might be in my future, who knows. I’d probably move somewhere with slightly less than 8.5 million people though 😉