I have always said that I wish I could travel more and have more life experiences. When I was 19 years old, I backpacked through Europe with some of my college friends and it was the best experience of my life. I promised myself that I would disconnect from the world for a few weeks every year, save my money, and explore. Well of course as I graduated college, took a corporate job, and moved to NYC…this totally didn't happen. My days are spent in the office, at the gym, and heading back to my apartment. I am glued to my iPhone and iPad and feel 100% panicked with they are out of my reach. I once lost my iPhone for about 3 minutes and I almost started to cry. Trust me, I am not proud of this. My FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) is in full effect and it really does become draining and exhausting.
|Saks 5th Ave Store|
|St. Patrick's Cathedral|
|The Plaza- my Sex and the City moment|
Every day after work now (if weather permits), instead of going to the gym, I have been walking up to Central Park and spending an hour wandering around the park. It's soooo relaxing and is the perfect way to regroup after a long stressful day at the office. When I am on the treadmill at the gym, I am usually looking at my Apple Watch every 3 minutes wondering how many steps I have left before I have to get off the terrible machine. When I walk around Central Park though, I don't look at my watch once! I usually end up walking more steps than I ever week at the gym. On the way to the Park, I am walking up 5th Ave and looking at all of beautiful store window displays. The tourists just fill up the city and you see their faces filled with awe. It's wonderful to see. After living in this city for seven years, sometimes you forget how wonderful it is.
Central Park is my favorite place in the world because it reminds me of my childhood. When I was a little girl, my Dad would always bring me to Central Park and we would spend the day there. We would go to The Met in the morning and spend the rest of the afternoon doing fun things Central Park has to offer. Whether it was visiting the Central Park Zoo or riding bikes or going for a boat ride, it was all so fun and a great experience. If you've been following my blog for a while, you'll hear many mentions of my Mom and I visiting The Met and grabbing lattes before we enter the Park. After all these years, Central Park still brings me a sense of peace.
For all of you visitors thinking about coming to NYC, you have to visit Central Park. I promise, you'll love it!!
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