Wish You Were Here- A New York Minute

August 12th 2019

A short trip filled with memories that’ll last a lifetime~

So if this is the first time you are stumbling upon my little blog, I am going to start this post off with a little context. I am a New York, born and raised, who recently moved to North Carolina with my family. After living in New York for over 24 years, I am learning to adjust to a new way of life and pushing myself to grow as much as possible. However, this past weekend, I was lucky enough to be able to go back to NY for 2 full days to see my friends and go to an amazing concert.

My trip began on Friday at 3:30AM as I embarked on my journey to the airport. I arrived at the airport at 4:10AM and boarded by 6:10AM flight to JFK airport. Surprisingly enough, my flight arrived and took off on time which was a beautiful thing. However, when arriving to the craziness of JFK, we had a bit of delay in our deplaning, but I was unbothered because I was so thrilled to be in New York.

When I got into the airport, I made my way to the airtrain, a shuttle that takes you from JFK to Jamaica Station (as well as between terminals). I have to admit, even as a New Yorker, I was a bit confused by the airtrain, however, I figured it out and made it to Jamaica without any issues. I then caught my Long Island Railroad train that took me out east on the Island to meet up with my friend Michaella.

Michaella and I went out for a cute little breakfast in Port Jefferson and hung out a bit by the water just catching up and talking about future travel plans for the spring. It was so weird being back with her and having it feel like I never left. I am so grateful to have her and I am so excited to take many more adventures together.

After spending a few hours with Michaella, she dropped me off at Angie’s house. Going from seeing Angie once to twice a week, to not seeing her for nearly 3 months has been crazy but I was all the more happy to see her when I got to her house! Her and I didn’t do much in particular except watch a show about blown glass art on Netflix and talk about life. I also swatched tons of her new makeup that she had purchased after I moved (my favorite thing to do at Angie’s house, honestly).

That night, my friend Katie came over to join Angie and I for a night of movies and NY pizza (something the south can’t seem to get right). We watched 2 shitty movies and laughed our way through the night. I honestly felt so glad that Katie could come by because I miss her immensely (even though we video chat every week).

The next day, Angie and I went out to lunch with our friends Kristin and Jimmy, and then we went back to Angie’s house to enjoy each other’s company and some amazing lemon bars Kristin made (that Jimmy and I named “30 Seconds to Bars”). I am so happy I got to see them and look forward to their visit on Labor Day weekend!

The grand finale of my trip was seeing my friend of 20 years, Brigid, who was working at the Jon Bellion concert that Angie and I were attending. When we got there, we were greeted by Brigid who not only surprised us by taking the night off, but also getting us pit passes to see the show. I had the most amazing night and I am so grateful to have been able to spend way more time than expected with Brigid!


I flew home the next morning and spent the rest of the day with my boyfriend recovering from the hectic weekend of travel! I could not be more happy with how everything turned out and I can’t wait to go back to NY again really soon!


Enjoy this little video of Jon Bellion being an actual musical God.


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Jess, 25, yogi, believer in things, book worm, shy, aspiring human of Earth. I like to spend my time on a yoga mat, typing away with my thoughts, or taking pictures of anything and everything. Stop on by for everything from self-care to book reviews to fashion posts and more!

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