New England From the Perspective of a Midwesterner
I recently moved to New England from Oklahoma for grad school. The most common question I receive is "what are the biggest differences?" I always have a difficult time answering, so I decided to make a list. Feel free to add observations if you have any! :)
- •HistoryLiving right off the campus of one of the top Ivy League universities, I have learned so much history about the area I live in.
- •Accessibility to cool placesThe fact that you can ride a train to NYC is something I'll never be over. You also can't beat the 2 hour drive to Boston! Where I'm from, if you drove for 2 hours you would still be in the same state.
- •A sense of impatience and urgencyUpon moving here, everyone warned me that everyone up North is mean. I disagree. I've met so many lovely people. One trait I have noticed quite frequently is a sense of urgency and impatience, particularly in a work setting. People know how they want things done and they want it done quickly. Definitely not a bad thing, just something to get used to.
- •The opportunity to see cool peopleSince I moved here, I have seen @mindy twice, bringing my lifetime tally to three times (all of which have happened in New England). Back home, I never would have the opportunity to hop in the car and drive 2 hours to meet Mindy Kaling at a book signing. This has been one of my favorite things about moving.
- •DREAMY FALL VIBESBecause fall is hardly existent where I'm from, the leaves change from pretty fall colors to dead and brown so quickly. Here, the leaves are so vibrant and beautiful. I am not lying when I say they comprise probably 50% of my recent pictures taken.