Spring has finally sprung! Sorta. It's not freezing cold out anymore, but we've got a lot of rain heading our way. I've got my fingers crossed that soon I'll be able to go out and wander around without bringing my umbrella. Last Saturday, it was in the 60s (omg) and cloudy, so I grabbed a cup of coffee and decided to explore New York City. I have friends and family coming to visit in the next few weeks and months, and I really want to have a better idea of places to take them/show them in the city. I honestly feel like I could spend all day walking around and not even skim the surface of all there is to do and see, but I'm sure going to try while I'm here!
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.
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