If I had to pick some of my favorie things in the world, food would take up some of the top spots. But sometimes, it can be really annoying to have a hot meal when you already have a million things to do. Once way I avoid spending a ton of money dining out every week is by doing meal prep. Each Sunday afternoon, I put on terrible TV (AKA the WWE Network) and cook my meals and snacks for the week. I've got it down to a science (it only takes a few hours to finish), and I thought I'd share my breakfast bowls with you guys!
Have you ever looked at a calendar and been shocked that so much time has passed? I've been back in New York for two months already, and I don't even know how this much time has gone by. This week flew by, which is great since my goal is to spend as little time sitting around as possible. Unfortunately, it's supposed to rain for the next few days, so I won't be able to enjoy the warmer (50s...) temperatures. In the meantime, here's a recap of my really random week.
When I was growing up, St. Patrick's Day was always that random holiday that we celebrated for...some reason. My family is Italian and Sicilian, but my mom always hung clovers around the house, simply because she loves the color green. So, it really shouldn't be shocking to hear that I've never placed the St. Patrick's Day Parade on my list of priorities.
I don't know whose bright idea it was to have a blizzard in the middle of March, but it was pretty lame. As much as I like to look at snow, having to shovel and clean up is the worst. But, that's what happens when you live in New York. I'm eagerly anticipating the arrival of summer...or really any temperature above 50 degrees.
Do you ever feel guilty for sitting around at home on a Friday night? I absolutely do. My roommates like to tell me that you need quiet nights in, but whenever I spend my day/weekend sitting around doing nothing, I feel like I'm wasting my life away. Even though it's been cold out the past few days, I hate loafing around - I did enough of that while I lived in Florida.
When I decided to move back to New York a few months ago, I was overcome with this crazy inspiration to change everything in my life. I had a pretty simple plan in my head to be honest. I would go from sitting around, being unhappy with myself, never going out, and not living up to my potential to being amazingly happy with everything. I had visions of having a Carrie Bradshaw/New York life - taking the town by storm, and all that goes with it.
Things haven't gone that way.
Lately, I've been falling back in love with New York City. Even on days and nights when all I want to do is stay in bed and do nothing, I've been forcing myself to get up and go explore. As great as the city is, sometimes you need an escape. That's where Sourced Adventures comes in.
Someone once told me that it seems like everyone in New York City is an artist. Photographers, musicians, writers, actors - everyone has their own thing. It should come as no surprise, then, that finding art in New York City is super easy. Everywhere you look, there's a performance of something, even if it's just people doing SHOWTIME on the subway. For this bucket list item, I wanted to catch some live music, but not pay a ridiculous amount go to MSG or the Barclay's Center.
I'm Jenn! I'm a 28 year old New Yorker currently living in Queens! Join me for travels, recipes, explorations, and the Five Borough Bucket List!