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  1. 1 Kim July 19, 2007 at 8:56 am

    Thank you!

    I’m heading home – to Indy – today and will drive those boring miles with your post in mind and I believe it will all look different to me today…and will enjoy it enough for both of us.

  2. 2 Amanda July 19, 2007 at 9:02 am

    Sorry to hear that you’re a bit homesick. If it makes you feel any better, I’m terribly homesick too. I’m going home to Tennessee in a few weeks, and I’m taking full advantage of my time there. I miss all the small things that my home state has that Michigan just doesn’t.

    But, think of it this way, at the end of this internship, you get to say that you lived in NYC for awhile. That’s kinda cool in and of itself.

  3. 3 Michele July 19, 2007 at 9:21 am

    OMG – you emailed me earlier this week about not being able to get the scarf pattern through to my email – well guess what – I live one block from COlumbia on 113t St!! Email me and maybe we could meet for coffee/tea/knitting! By the way, I am originally from Michigan – you’ll get a dose of knitter and Midwesterner if we get together!

  4. 4 Michele July 19, 2007 at 9:23 am

    ps you’ll be able to see my 9-5 sock in progress 🙂

  5. 5 kmkat July 19, 2007 at 11:27 am

    What a wonderful essay. I too am a midwestern girl — probably closer to grannyhood than girlhood, but who’s counting — from MN and WI, and, as much as wonderful stuff as there is in NY, I too could not live there permanently. My older son just graduated from NYU, and during his 4 years there I made 6 or 7 trips to NYC, even drove our full-sized van through lower Manhattan to pick him up after sophomore year. Even he, anti-small town as he is, missed the quiet and low density of home after being bombarded and crowded there.

    One more thing: having worked for many years in a number of different fields and jobs, I say you are right on about the importance of your supervisor. The wrong job in the right setting is better than the right job in the wrong setting.

  6. 6 Brenda July 19, 2007 at 4:56 pm

    Excellent post! Sounds like you have learned a lot and are on the right career track. And now you KNOW for CERTAIN that you don’t want to live in a big city like New York. It’s good to learn both what you like and what you don’t like. You’ll be home soon!

  7. 7 mel July 19, 2007 at 7:09 pm

    Great post Nicole! I’m sorry you are missing home though. I don’t live in a city (just a suburb), but I turned out to be a country girl even though I never thought I would – surprise, surprise – I’m dying to get back to the rural life, so this was really poignant (and well written!)

  8. 8 Lystessa July 20, 2007 at 12:07 pm

    You know what the worst part is? You’ll probably look back later with nostalgia… even knowing how much you missed home the whole time.

    I’ve only lived a few places, but it feels like I’ve left a part of myself behind in every spot. (Even Waikiki, where we only lived 4 months. And I was pregnant and I hated it the entire time I was there. Looking at the pictures still makes me miss it anyway).

  9. 9 Roni July 21, 2007 at 11:46 pm

    oh girl, you’re almost home! I totally know what you mean, when I was at school, living in the city….it always felt so good to be driving in to my home town. I don’t miss that traffic one bit!!!

  10. 10 Debbi July 23, 2007 at 8:30 am

    NYC is maybe the greatest of all places to visit, but…….
    What a wonderful opportunity to explore your values, professional and personal!

  11. 11 lindamade September 19, 2007 at 8:11 pm

    i stumbled on your blog from the craftzine blog…having recently moved out of new york after five years, to a much, much smaller place in montana, i can identify! i knew i was missing something country-like, and i think this might be it! good luck w/your last few weeks (enjoy them, you’ll probably miss it even though you won’t realize it till you’re gone).


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