Right now, the excitement and nervousness of going to a high-end nightclub for the first time occupies her mind, as she grew up and went to college in the rural South where all they had were a few dive bars.
Stepping out onto the busy Manhattan sidewalk wearing high heels and her her new coat, she feels like she is on the set of Sex and The City, or one of her favorite romantic comedies.
She recently had an exciting night of sex with a guy she met in a bar who was incredibly attractive.
He had seemed interested in her - he was even affectionate in bed; but now he isn't calling.
As the 32-year-old gets out of the cab in front of the lounge where she'll meet her friends, the sharp cold bites at her face.
It reminds her of the time three years ago when she first met her ex boyfriend. She'd seen him looking at her earlier across the bar she was at with her friends, but he didn't approach.