I have a love affair with New York City. I dreamt of New York since I was a little girl growing up in the far away land of suburban Detroit, Michigan -- which is a super awesome place itself. I wouldn't want to grow up anywhere else.
But as I cut the grass and went boating on the Great Lakes, I dreamt of the exciting lives New Yorkers were having in the City. I wanted the lifestyle of walking everywhere and shopping and eating on every corner and actually taking a subway that operated underground -- no disrespect to the above-ground people mover in Detroit.
And when my husband Steve and I moved to Brooklyn from Detroit, I was so happy. I was working in publishing as a writer and editor. I had left a great job in Detroit and even better friends and the warm, cozy womb of my family to move to a city where I had no job, no friends, and no family. And I had to put Steve through graduate school.
Good times! Boy, were they. Steve and I really grew up in New York. We learned how to make it on our own and figure out who we were and who we wanted to be. We fell deeper in love with each other and New York. The people of New York City are actually very warm and loving. We made some of our closest friends of our lives. And it was in New York that I found the courage to make the leap and follow my dream from producing books to producing movies.
So I am back now in the City for a couple of days rekindling my love affair. Thanks New York for all the great times! You will always be in my heart and on my mind! Hmm, maybe I need to make another movie here...next year!