It’s no secret that I have a small obsession with New York City. Ever since my first short day trip there 4 years ago, I’ve dreamed of being able to spend more time in the bustling city. There’s something about walking out your door to new faces, new adventures and an endless list of places to see. I’m not sure I could ever call NYC home, but I sure do love calling it a home away from home.
I’ve been blessed to make some pretty amazing friends in New York. Even more reason to hop on a plane every now and then and make a stop in the Big Apple.
This February, my mom and I took a girls trip for a week. We were going to check out a job opportunity, and to explore the wintery version of NYC. It’s gorgeous, by the way. (But VERY cold!)
We stayed in the most adorable apartment in Chelsea, and did a lot of walking, eating and exploring. I even got to be ON the Meredith Vieira Show!!! It was so fun getting to go backstage and meet the staff. Everyone there is so nice! Plus it was awesome getting to pretend like a I was a host for a day ;)
Here are a few highlights from the trip!
For new adventures, toes in the sand, meeting new people, sharing a smile, yoga every damn day, singing in the shower, loving unconditionally & sharing God’s love.
From negativity, pressure, naysayers, self-doubt, holding back, being “comfortable”, fear of leaping into the unknown & being anything less than all you were created to be.
Be that girl. The girl who turns what everyone else calls her pipe dreams into a beautiful reality. The girl who wakes up each morning and decides to be all she can be, without doubt, without fear, without hesitation. Be the girl who sees beauty in everything. Who shares her gifts, and light, and love with those around her. Who follows her dreams wherever they take her.
Be the girl who decided to go for it and don’t look back.
I live a truly blessed life.
Sometimes I have to remind myself of this when my mind starts to wander. I am a gypsy at heart and often find myself dreaming about where my next adventure will be, what exciting thing I could be doing a week from now, a year from now, tomorrow.
It’s when I’m home that I’m reminded of just how wonderful each ordinary day is. Especially at the Holidays. Something about being with family, enjoying the little moments and not having anywhere to be that gives me a new perspective and a feeling of content.
I have to take a moment to say how thankful I am for this little pup. She turned a year old a couple of weeks ago! This little nugget has been such a blessing in my life and I can’t believe how much she’s grown up! There’s something about having a dog that loves you unconditionally and greets you with kisses every time you walk in the door. She’s truly been a blessing.