Random fun fact about me: I worked on Wall Street for close to 15 years! 📈
It’s only been a few years since I left NYC and my finance job, but given all that’s happened since then both in my personal life and in the world around me, it honestly feels like a lifetime ago! I felt so nostalgic being back in the Big Apple that I spent one morning wandering around the Financial District while reflecting on a career that provided me so with much opportunity.
While NYC definitely felt more alive than I expected it to, I was absolutely SHOCKED to snap a photo of the Charging Bull without a million people hanging on it! If there was ever a sign of the times, visiting this famous sculpture without battling throngs of people was definitely it.
Also known as the Bull of Wall Street, this 7,100 pound bronze sculpture was created by Italian artist Arturo Di Modica after the 1987 Black Monday stock market crash as a symbol of aggressive financial optimism and prosperity. Di Modica originally placed the sculpture illegally outside of the New York Stock Exchange, but it was removed by police and later relocated to Broadway just north of Bowling Green, its permanent home, which during non-COVID times draws thousands of tourists a day!