I took my inaugural trip to NYC this weekend and I’ve had a few days to decompress from the multitude of adventures it yielded.
After dropping the Babe off at daycare, we went home to switch cars because mine was low on gas, and for directions to the airport. We had a leisurely drive to the airport discussing my overly neurotic levels of worry and anxiousness when preparing for travel and how I worry about things that are 99.9% not going to happen. After agreeing that this is a trait I need to work on…. we arrived at the airport and realized that my purse didn’t make it on board during the car swap… cut to a minor breakdown, surprisingly calm and amicable sharing of guilt and 40 gut wrenching minutes of my man ninja-driving home and back. We pulled in to cheering traffic directors, we shared a victory high five and I was on my way!
I had two intentions on this trip: Meet NYC and Discover my destiny. I achieved 50% of this goal. ‘Discover my Destiny’ is my general intention at any given moment… from watching Oprah’s Life Class to watching a mother bird bring a worm home to her newly hatched babies. And so, I met NYC.
I felt lucky to have summer weather with what seemed like spring traffic. I expected it to be MUCH busier than it was. My overall feeling is that it is a significantly older brother of my beloved Toronto.
The standouts were more the impromptu moments shared with people rather than any particular landmark or restaurant. The ‘functionality’ of people’s day to day lives was an unexpected treat to witness as I spent a lot of time meandering solo.
Favorite moments are expressed in some of these photos:
- Central Park - roller skating dance party with a jacked topless man and a basketball spinning guy with a special wink Juuuusssst for me.
- Brooklyn Bridge - I walked it before, during and after sunset and participated in some kind of random scavenger challenge dance off and gave a lil wave to lady liberty out in the distance
- I spent a bit of time in Matisse’s Red Studio, Got up close and personal with The Starry Night and stepped into (errr…out of) the shoes of Les Damoiselles d’Avignon.
- I also appreciated this bicycle that in the moment represented ‘balance’ on so many levels. One day, I’ll be the kind of lady that rides that kind of bike.
- Also, a small step in the Destiny discovery - this humble fridge magnet whispered at me with it’s tempting quote.
All in all, a big check mark and I will be heading back!