Sunday, April 30, 2017

A Trip to Boston

Anyone who knows me knows that I fall in love with every city that I visit. It is not a surprise that Boston was not an exception to this rule. A few months ago, a couple of my friends and I made a plan to go to Boston to explore a new city. I heard a lot of good things about the city and the people who live there, so my expectations were quite high. After a five-hour bus ride from New York City, we finally arrived to the South Station in the heart of Boston (ok, it may not be a heart of Boston, but let's just go with it). From the moment we exited the bus station and I laid my eyes on the familiar East Cost architecture, I was in love. As we walked through the streets of this beautiful city, my fascination grew more and more. There was so much history, so much grandor! The architecture, the cleanliness of the streets, the spirit of the people around us brought on so many positive emotions. Boston reminded me of New York and Philadelphia combined plus a touch of something new, something I have not seen or felt before. I don't know if it was the knowing that Harvard University is right next door to the city, but something about it just screamed education and intelligence. 

After this trip, I can say that I came back a changed person. This trip helped me put many things in perspective and it helped me to finally get my priorities straight. Yes, there are a lot of things that I want to achieve in life, but frequently I end up giving up on my dreams before I even start working on achieving them. The idea that "the time is running out" had been keeping me from getting into the things that I love. I feel different now. I can finally see that there are so many interesting things I would like to learn about, and there is also so much time that I can contribute to learning about these things. The time is not running out, the time is going as a normal pace, and it is up to us to spend it wisely on learning something new or to waste it on watching hours on hours of useless YouTube videos.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Floral Top

Today's look: floral top and "big pants" with my short hair down.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

A Walk in Central Park

This Sunday, my mom and I finally got a change to take a nice walk in Central Park. What a great idea on such a beautiful spring day!

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Night On the Town

Today, my friends and I had a night on the town planned. We had planned this outing a long time ago. One of our friends had moved to Harrisburg, PA and that tremendously decreased out ability to see each other on a regular basis. To add to that, another friend from the same group of friends decided to move back to San Diego by the end of April, so a fun night out was a must. 

We planned this weekend a while ago, and were extremely happy it was finally here. The plan was to go to a nice restaurant for dinner and then continue exploring bars of New York City. The night was a success! First, we went to the Stanton Central, an upscale restaurant on Lower East Side. After a beautiful dinner there, we headed over to Apotheke, a hidden mixology bar in Chinatown. After a couple of hours and a few too many drinks, we realized that we were hungry again, so we took course to West Village to get some greasy midnight food. 

The entire night was so, so fun! I am so blessed to have such wonderful, amazing friends.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Confidence Over Comfort

Ever since I cut my hair, I wore it in a ponytail to work pretty much every single day. When I am at work, I need comfort. I get really annoyed when I am trying to focus on my task and my hair keeps falling onto my face. Hence, ponytails every day. Today I felt like wearing it down. There come the times when I put comfort aside and put more focus on how I feel that day. If I feel like dressing up and looking more put together, I go for a style that's not about being comfortable but is about being confident. Today was one of those days. So in a dress, with my hair down, I headed to work.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Checkered Shirt and Jeans

Just continuing with a casual style. Simple checkered shirt and jeans.