NEW YORK CITY to BURLINGTON, VT
A couple months ago my copywriter partner, Andrea, wrote a blog about the differences she experienced moving from Boston to Burlington. I can't help but want to share my own thoughts about moving from New York City to Burlington and joining KSV as an Art Director. 1. It's the most relaxing place.
This might not be a big deal to some people, but I for one LOVE not fighting my way onto a subway train everyday. Goodbye L train, hello long sidewalk. I walk by Smalley Park on my way to work and I can't help but think they're spelling it wrong. Should be Smiley Park!
2. People complain about traffic. Here. In Vermont.
My friend took a detour to Winooski so she could avoid the round-about-circle. When we got to the bar we waited for her friend to show up and the first thing she said was, "Traffic was awful!" She later decided Burlington needs a highway. These things amuse me now, but I'm sure I will relate to it more eventually.
3. People want to help.
While at the fairly crowded Art Hop on Pine St, my friend and I were talking about where to go next. We weren't even talking very loud when a woman pokes her head into the conversation and suggests we go around the corner to that place with the lights flashing. People just don't do that in NYC...at least not that I've experienced.
The sunsets in Burlington are outstanding, breathtaking and just beautiful. If you live here, you know this. But seriously I am still blown away. I'm used to seeing an inch of a sunset through the buildings. Now I can see sunsets from our building.
5. People are very active.
It's nice to be in an environment where people are talking about their hike over the weekend or their soccer game the night before. My first day in Vermont, my landlord texted me to go right into the house and make myself at home. Why? He couldn't be there to welcome me because he was sailing. Love it.
In NYC, I'd help run bus trips to ski resorts on the weekends. It took about 6 hours to get to Vermont. I would get on the bus at 3 AM and be home by midnight. I can't even explain how exciting it is to be so close to the mountains now.
7. And the work.
I love what I do. I always have. And KSV knows how to make work into play. Isn’t that the way it should be?
Not all of these things surprise me. In fact, a lot of them were things I couldn't wait to get out of the City for. Did I mention I have a yard now. You know, with grass? I love this town.