My little trip home for the holidays last month has left me yearning for the suburbs a bit. Living in NYC is amazing, don’t get me wrong, but there’s something quaint and easy about living in the suburbs. We could live in a spacious home instead of a cozy apartment. We like to cook and wish we could entertain more, but our small apartment makes it difficult. Having lots of space, with a nice new kitchen would be absolutely lovely. More closet space would be amazing! A bathtub that I could actually bathe in (no way am I bathing in my crappy apartment tub) would be the frickin icing on the cake!
Thinking ahead to when I would need to enroll my child in school reinforces my desire to move to the suburbs. I hear getting your kid in a NYC public school of your choice is a pain. Admittedly, I haven’t thoroughly researched schools here but it seems like a huge hassle. And private school is just too expensive.
Alas, I am in love with NYC so I don’t think I’m quite ready for the ‘burbs. I love having everything at my fingertips at all hours — from restaurants to drugstores to markets. And I am kind of addicted to the sounds of the city (some people might call it noise). The suburbs are so quiet. Almost too quiet. In the city, I love that there’s always someone around. It makes me feel safe. When the sun goes down in the ‘burbs, it gets lonely.
As you can see, I’m on the fence. But this is the first time in a really long time that I’ve actually thought about leaving the city. I don’t know if I will, but it’s definitely on my mind. We’ll see what having a baby in the city is like first. As soon as our lease is up this summer, I think we’ll definitely switch to a modern doorman building. This cute brownstone built in 1900 is maybe beginning to lose its charm. 🙂