It was my last week in the Big Apple, flew out yesterday! I enjoyed my time in NYC much, much more than I had anticipated. It got pretty cold for the past couple weeks, but it was kind of nice to experience that. It snowed a few times, and I've always be a bit partial to the cold weather. It makes me feel more energetic, and introspective. Perfect weather for settling into a cozy place indoors. I'm sure this won't be the last time I visit the city!
January 16th, 2022
I had a pretty good week, although not especially eventful. Partly was due to work stress, partly I think still mentally recovering from the holiday breaks and COVID. By the time the weekend rolled around, I was feeling pretty mentally drained. It's also been very cold, so I spent most of my weekend huddled up indoors, reading and working on some personal projects. I did manage to convince myself to get out of the house on Saturday, and went to the Empire State Building to see the skyline.
January 9th, 2022
Well, this week didn't quite turn out as planned! After a year of (relatively safe) traveling, COVID finally caught up with me. I've spent the entire week quarantining, so not really a whole lot to share. Last Sunday I went to the Museum of Modern Art, which was the day before I started to exhibit symptoms. Luckily, the virus went through my system fairly quickly and I'm feeling much better now. According to the latest CDC guidelines, I'll be able to leave quarantine tomorrow as long as I wear a mask whenever I'm around others.
Here's some photos from the museum and a couple other small daily things:
January 2nd, 2022
Happy New Year! 2021 was a year to remember, and I'm hoping 2022 will continue to be some of the best years of my life. Despite some shaking up of my travel plans, I've found myself in New York City just in time to celebrate the new year. And celebrate I did! I met up with an old friend from Honolulu to go out for a night of eating, drinking and watching the best blues band I've ever heard in my life. It was a night to remember, I had an absolute blast and am really excited I got to experience a new year celebration in New York City.
I've been enjoying the city a lot, much more than I expected. It's been really fun to cycle around and see so many iconic buildings and places - the Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, One World Trade Center, etc. It's also been really cool trying all the quintessential NYC cultural things: coffee, pizza, bagels, chopped steaks, jazz and blues bars, rooftop restaurants....the list goes on!