After being stuck in her apartment for a few days Scarlet decided to get out and experience New York. “Where better to go in New York than Central Park?” she thought. She took a cab to the huge 843-acre park and when she stepped out into the cold New York air she was amazed. It was beautiful, more beautiful than she ever expected. She began to walk the wide snow cover sidewalks. When she got to the ice skating rink she was speechless. It was breath taking. Watching the families and children having fun just made her miss her family even more. Though it was one of the most beautiful sights she had ever seen she walked away feeling sad and homesick. Maybe she had made the wrong decision. Maybe she should’ve stayed home where she had friends and family who loved her. She felt so alone. She thought she was going to have the experience of a lifetime in New York, but with no one to experience it with it wasn’t as great as she had hoped.
As she made her way out of the magnificent park she tried not to forget to take in her surroundings and make the best out of it. Beautiful snow covered trees and the sound of kids playing in the snow surrounded her, something that at any other place and time bring a smile to her face, but not today. She decided to walk back to her apartment rather than take a cab hoping it would cheer her up. Though it was only 5 blocks away it seemed like forever in the cold and windy air. Tall luxurious buildings and people bustling past her in every direction were all around her. She figured if this is what New York is all about she might as well get used to it so she just zipped her light coat up a little more and kept walking at a fast and steady pace.