Saturday, July 4, 2015

Life Update: I Went to NEW YORK!

Happy 4th of July Butterflies! Guess what? I finally went to The Big Apple aka NY aka New York City lol. Since I can remember I've always wanted to visit/live in New York, I even told my mom that as soon as I was of age I was leaving for New York. I would write almost everyday about how my life was going to be living in NY and it was actually in my plan to attend FIT-Fashion Institute of Technology but life had a different plan for me (life can really be a bitch sometimes). Anyway, I made a promise to myself that I would at least visit New York before I turned 30 and I did it!

Last weekend I hopped on a Southwest flight and made my journey to the Big Apple. I flew Southwest from Houston Hobby to Newark Liberty which was about a four hour non-stop flight each way and I stayed at the Extended Stay in Whippany, NJ which were both ok. Extended stay doesn't have a rewards program but you can use discount codes that are reimbursed to you a few days after check out which I thought was really cool. Also if you plan on flying Southwest anytime soon be sure to sign up for their Rapid Rewards program and link it up with your rental car rewards to earn more points. I didn't get to do or see much because technically I was only in New York for a few hours due to me staying in Jersey (which is where I spent most of my three day trip) and depending on a friend to take me around. I'd planned to stop by the Frida Kahlo exhibition at the New York Botanical Gardencatch a Yankees game (or at least visit the stadium), get new ink, check out some museums, ride the subway, check out lady liberty and the Ride-NYC tour bus thing but I did none of that. Instead, I basically set in traffic, walked around Time Square, went to the Hershey store and then set in more traffic while I was there.

Anyway, the "not being able to do any of the things I planned to do" kind of bummed me out and had me feeling like I wasted my $800 bucks (flight + hotel) but, I know more than anything it was about accomplishing a goal that I had set for myself and just being in the moment (I was totally living in the moment) so, I think it was a pretty cool experience overall. I do want to go back (maybe this winter) so I can REALLY experience the city and take some better pictures (lol) but I don't know...a part of me feels like maybe it's just not meant to be. What do you guys think...should I go back?

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