In Moving To New York, Arash discusses the notion of possibly moving to New York for a better life in regards to his health and happiness.
Arash: My girlfriend and I have been happy for two years now. We’re thinking about moving to New York. She’s up for anything and I’m thinking I can get a better job in my field in New York. Besides, I’m going to need the proper coverage for my illness. You see, I was born with 75% of my heart damaged. This is going back over twenty-five years ago. The kind of life saving procedures they have today when it comes to the heart, didn’t really exist then. So, in some ways, it was a miracle that I survived. It’s a miracle I am still breathing actually. The surgeons back then rebuilt my heart. Isn’t that insane? But things have not been working as good for me lately. I’ve been getting pains in my chest. It turns out I have reflux acid and that puts a strain on my heart, which for obvious reasons is not the best thing for someone like me. The pills to prevent this kind of thing will do damage to my hearts condition, which could mean eventual death. What’s also starting to happen is because the strain on my heart worries me so much because of the acid reflux, I have been getting panic attacks. And they are getting worse. The only person who has been there for me through thick and thin is my girlfriend.
So, we are seriously considering New York. I can hopefully get a better job that will cover the operations I am going to need real soon. God willing, it’s all Gods will at this point. I mean, I have the will to live but if God wants you, he will take you. I just want a little more time before he takes me. I just want a few more laughs, a few more hugs and a few more reflections. I want to be able to tell God, I’m ready.