Even on my worst days, I’m grateful to be here. Because at the end of that bad day, I’m still in New York City. And at the end of the day, to me, it’s better to have a bad day in New York City than anywhere else.

"I live in the greatest city in the world," I tell myself.

And no matter how much I want to say, “Fuck it,” and give up - I won’t. This is where I want to be. New York City, to me, is everything.

"If I can make it here, I can make it anywhere" - so bring it on, New York. I’ll take you head on like I’ve been doing since I got here two years ago.