Wherever I Go, There I Am / by Jaz Malone

Currently, I am in New York. Thanks to the extreme generosity of a friend, I have settled into a small corner of an apartment in Queens, where I will remain for the next month. After several days of venturing out of said corner for food and libation as needed, I've started feeling out what this city has to offer. It's a lot.

I've been here before, many times. In most of those times, I had a distinct purpose. This time, I have nothing specific to accomplish; I have only a broad, "Do I want to live here?" curiosity. The answer has yet to be settled. There are certainly far more career opportunities here than in Philadelphia. I'm enjoying Queens, and quietly noting how it compares to other boroughs where I've stayed - Brooklyn, Manhattan, etc. As many times as I've gotten lost in the Bronx, I may as well have vacationed there.

But one does not come to New York to sit in a corner. Favorite pastime be damned. I'm here for a couple more weeks, so I should make the most of it...whatever that means for me. First task: go back to corner and figure out what that means. Then leave corner.

If for whatever reason you'd like to help me leave my corner, I am offering color portraits for sale. Feel free to email me at jazimated@gmail.com, or DM me on Instagram. You can see examples on this site, under "Work."

Tally ho.