City Scapes // Morgan Mackey

This semester I am taking three classes, working part-time for this newspaper, and doing an internship. To say that I am busy is an understatement.

I have always liked to stay busy, and I thrive on having activities to do. Friday I helped a friend move, Saturday I spent time supporting my mom who coaches a Special Olympics’ basketball team, at their annual tournament, Sunday was spent filming in Kiowa, Colorado for my internship, and I came home to have a few friends over for an Oscars watching party. Although the weekend was busy, I wouldn’t have had it any other way.

My weekend was filled with friends and loved ones, and those moments are valuable. As I approach graduation, I am trying to savor this point in my life. College is an experience I feel privileged to have and as this semester is almost half-way though, I can’t help but to feel nostalgic about the past four years.

This summer I plan on moving to New York. Like any kid with a dream, New York has been the place I have wanted to live since I was 13. When I tell people of this plan, I am often met with people telling me why I shouldn’t leave Colorado.

At first, I was upset with how few people were supportive of this aspiration. Later it dawned on me that people who aren’t from Colorado who move here from other states don’t know why anyone would leave this glorious state. I have lived in Colorado since I was five years old, and as much as I love living here, I am getting stir crazy.

There are only a few times in a person’s life where they can leave home before other life moments get in the way. Now is the ideal time for me to move away and get out of state. I have nothing tying me down to Colorado. Moving across the country will be difficult, but it’s what I want to do.

So having busy weekends like this one make it hard to think about moving to New York because that means leaving this busy schedule, friends, and family for an entirely new lifestyle. Yet, if I don’t leave, I will regret I never did.


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