Written by: Maxwell Bonnie
I’ve recently moved from Union Square in New York City to the “Biggest Little City in the World”, Reno, Nevada. Besides being corrected five times a day on how to pronounce neh-VA-duh, having to re-learn how to drive and adjusting to the lack of noise, the move has been mostly positive.
I moved to Reno to be closer to a few of my family members, and that has been the greatest benefit. Instead of traveling all day on cross country flights, I can simply jump in my car and see my family’s smiling faces in just under an hour. Thanksgiving and Christmas were that much more enjoyable, and I definitely appreciate having the opportunity to see them often.
I was also very lucky to find a job soon after moving to Reno. Working at Apex these past few months has been great, as I am constantly provided with both a supportive and challenging environment. You can call it a shameless plug, but I will call it honesty.
Now I may be guilty of buying the lead here, but as a lifelong east coast city boy, the vast difference in geography has been the largest adjustment I’ve had to make. Breathing “fresh/clean” air and seeing both snowcapped mountains in the day and an abundance of stars at night has been pretty cool; different, but still pretty cool. I’ve definitely taken full of advantage of my new surroundings, and have embarked on multiple trips to explore the Lake Tahoe area. Whether it has been hiking the trails in Stateline, taking in the views from Heavenly, or enjoying the restaurants in Truckee, I’ve gained an appreciation for a part of our environment I did not readily have access to.
Here’s to an eventful winter and more adventures in my new city.