Welcome to the Land of Freedom and Opportunities, the amazing and colorful city of New York!
You will find it is interesting and different to your native country. However, you have to be ready and prepared because it is not easy to start anything from the beginning, especially to build a new life.
First of all, “When in Rome, do as the Romans do”. Although, manage not to lose yourself. Second, the path of adaptation and integration can take longer time than you expect. Therefore, please be patient and more importantly persistent.
I have been traveling a lot before I came to New York. But only this city gives me the experience like no other place. New York is very often calling as the world capital, and that is not accidentally. There are a lot of people of different nationalities, who speak different languages and believe in various gods or have no faith at all, and do not believe to anybody, sometimes even to themselves. I was really surprised how people communicate with each other. They are nice, but it is just the way you should be here. Mentality of the country is that you should be polite and smile and don’t bother people with your problems.
This city looks like the “Yard of wonders” from “Notre Dame de Paris” written by Victor Hugo. In the book, people were acting as though they are disabled and foolish in the day time but in the evening they were “cured”. That’s why this was called the yard of wonders in other words the court of miracles. Same here in NYC. People choose roles and act everywhere. Some of them are really good actors and the other are poor. There is a big amount of lost people. I mean lost not homeless. These “lost people” have a great social life, job, career, income, “friends” but they are lonely and their eyes are fireless and fulfilled of disappointments. They do not have partners (bf or gf), but pets.
The visitors of the city are just able to see a facade, but if you stay here more than a year you can understand all the “miracles” of NYC.
You are more than welcome to get a free admission to “The circus del New York.”
All in all, it is a tough city but as it says in the song: “If I can make it there, I am going to make it anywhere.” Then it is really up to you.
Best of luck!