Until college, I've been living in the suburbs of Los Angeles county. The actual city of Los Angeles is about 20 minutes away on a good day. Even now though, I attend college in La Jolla, which is still a suburb of San Diego. So I guess I could say that I'm raised in the suburbs.
However, I love going into the city. I certainly don't go often, but whenever I do, I love the rush of cars speeding down the streets. I love that there are so many people walking down the streets. And most of all, I love the tall architecture of the city. Every time I go to the heart of Los Angeles, San Diego, or even some other major city in the world, I feel so swept away by the fast pace movements and funky dynamics of the big city. Most recently, a few months ago, I was in Shanghai for a few days on vacation and I was so shocked by the amount of people squashed together along the Bund. You could barely get from point A to point B without bumping into at least ten people. But the beautiful skyline of Shanghai was so bright and unique. There was so much to do: eat, drink, shop, sing, dance...whatever your heart wished for, it could be granted. It was awesome that you could talk about whatever you wanted to talk about and do anything that you wanted to do. I've always found it's interesting how in a way, being in a big city gives you a sense of privacy, yet you're surrounded by so many strangers every day. Thinking about all the other cities that I've visited, I'm pretty sure I would enjoy living in the city. Do I know for sure that I'll like it? No. But I would definitely not miss the chance to experience it!
I do like the suburbs, it gives a person the peace and quiet they need every once in a while. But right now, I guess I'm craving for a fast pace lifestyle filled with the chatter of people, the honking of cars, the sparking lights of big city.