Born and lived about 10 years in England, 11 in Canada, 1 in Spain and 12 in NYC. I came here for a finance job and to say I hated it is an understatement. I became a bartender only to find my way into entrepreneurship when I was 23. Started a business and never looked back.
After 10 years in Manhattan I moved out to Williamsburg in 2011 but am in the city every day. So glad I did. I found the best of both worlds and I have a real kitchen to cook and host dinners in and can see the sun and moon so clearly each day. The private rooftop looking at the city doesn't hurt either, neither do the leisurely boat rides every morning to Manhattan.
I stay active with morning workouts and some form of yoga every week whether it be bikram, moksha or whatever style I feel like exploring. You probably have some healthy habits too that balance out the unhealthy ones.
Shit it's 12:30am on a Saturday night and I'm still here. wtf?!