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17 Things You Learn When You Move To A Big City

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1. You may never have to drive again.

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Unless, you know, you want to die.

2. There's amazing food just footsteps from your door.

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And you don't even have to leave to get it. Hello, Netflix.

3. There's a million things to do. Always.

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If you want to play laser tag at 2 AM, you can.

4. Like going to super cool places.

Or chilling on your couch and thinking about cool places.
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Or chilling on your couch and thinking about cool places.

5. You live a short walk from some of the most amazing landmarks.

People travel the world to see this stuff and it's right in your backyard. #blessed
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People travel the world to see this stuff and it's right in your backyard. #blessed

6. Your sense of smell learns when to turn on and off.

Nuts 4 Nuts? On. Dirty subway station? Off.
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Nuts 4 Nuts? On. Dirty subway station? Off.

7. You actually learn to appreciate nature.

Even if the only bit of it you get is at the park.
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Even if the only bit of it you get is at the park.

8. It's not as dangerous as everyone back home made it seem.

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If you're aware of your surroundings, it is not nearly as scary as mom and dad made it sound.

9. But even when you feel invincible, you still have to be careful.

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Living in a big city can be exciting and exhilarating, but when you go out you should still travel in pairs (at least). It can be scary, but it doesn't have to be.

10. You're a heavier sleeper than you thought.

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Who knew you could sleep through a thunderstorm, loud music playing above you, your roommate having sex, and horns blaring all night? You go!

11. You don't have to drive 2 hours before you find a mall.

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Your fave shops are literally around the corner from your place.

12. And you're stronger than you thought as you carry all those shopping bags home.

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Who needs a gym membership?

13. Online dating isn't as weird as you might have thought.

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Almost all of your friends use Tinder. No shame.

14. People in unique outfits are the norm.

Some people really like to stand out in the crowd.
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Some people really like to stand out in the crowd.

15. And that's okay because it will inspire you.

You might not be that daring, but you might surprise yourself with your newfound style.
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You might not be that daring, but you might surprise yourself with your newfound style.

16. It's not quite like the movies.

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There's a lot more to living in a big city than doing lines on Wall Street, working for a catty editor, or working in LA alongside big-name celebs. Odds are, you won't do any of that anyway.

17. But the movies got one thing right.

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You can make it out there. With hard work, you will be just fine.

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