Posts Tagged ‘New York City’

Since I’m getting ready to leave in 2 days for France, I was thinking a lot about what I’ll miss in New York. The constant busyness and noise makes me feel like I’m never alone. The constant easiness of walking (I can’t imagine having to drive just to get groceries) and the easiness of transportation (all you have to do is step off the curb and put your arm out to get a cab). The crisp winter air. It makes me sad to look at all that I’m leaving behind. I mean, I know that this will be a great adventure, but I am going to miss so much. Experiences with my friends. The amazing job that I love. My family. The english! France is definitely an experience of a lifetime. I am so thankful for the¬†opportunity. But I can’t help but know that even though I’m putting my life on hold and starting a new lifestyle for the next 2.5 months, no one here is stopping with me. What I’m trying to say is that I definitely have cold feet. I’m just hoping for the best. I know that New York is just a plane ride away, but I’d feel like a quitter. The only time I’ve ever quit something is smoking. Tonight I got to comforting myself. It won’t be that bad. You’ll pick up the language quick enough. It will be amazing. But I can’t help but wonder: are all of the decisions you make in life for the best?


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My friends and I had a free day yesterday. So, we went to Bloomingdales and got chocolate from Valentine’s and went ice skating at Wollman Rink in Central Park. Braving the freezing weather was totally worth it when we saw the Bloomingdales and Barney’s windows. The Barney’s windows all had peace themes and Bloomies was all Christmasy. Here are some pictures from Bloomies from my Blackberry.


I love this one because of the naughty and nice list. So cute!


This one is so cute. At the windows, all of these displays have some sort of movement. In this picture, the kids on the sleds are swaying and moving and stuff.


This one is my favorite. It’s the father coming home from war on Christmas eve. So heartwarming!


This one is in front of Bloomingdale’s in the 1960s. It’s cute last minute shopping type of stuff. And if you look closely, behind the couple on the left is Santa ringing his bell for the Salvation Army. In New York, when you go to midtown, you can not only hear the bell ringing all of the time, but you can also smell the chesnuts being roasted on open fires.

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