Happy Friday, friends! Even though we chatted about our budgets earlier this week, it’s been over a month since I wrote my last TGIF post and it just feels like we haven’t caught up in a while. So, hi. :)
How was your week? I spent the first three days of mine trying to tie up tons of loose ends, before packing and leaving for this 10-day trip. I wrote/mailed all my Christmas cards, cleaned my place from top-to-bottom, donated another bag of items/books and went to a couple appointments. I’m likely only going to be in Vancouver for 6-7 days this month, which is weird to think about… but it feels good knowing I’ll at least be going home to clean sheets and a blank to-do list.
I left for the airport on Wednesday at 8pm PST, flew overnight to Toronto, and finally landed in NYC on Thursday at 11am EST (8am PST). It’s been go go go since I got here, because that’s what you do when you’re in NYC… but now it’s 1:30am EST and my body is finally shutting down. (Seriously, I almost fell asleep sitting up on the couch.) Before I close my eyes, let’s do a proper TGIF update.
The low of my week was sitting next to a kicking baby on the red eye from Vancouver to Toronto on Wednesday night. Lesson learned: Pay the $60 to upgrade to a cushy premium seat (with pillows and a blanket), when taking a red eye flight. It would’ve been worth every penny.
The high of my week was walking up to Shannon’s door right as she opened it to greet me. We then dropped my bags and promptly headed out to Ost for a mocha, because… when in New York!
A blog post I loved was The Problem with Online Friendship by Jeff Goins. “It’s easier to write off online relationships than offline ones. And this scares me. Because I have a few of these web-based friendships. And I want them to count. I want this connection to matter — as much as it can.”
My plans this weekend include working from a coffee shop in the East Village today, meeting a reader at the Union Square Holiday Market after work and going to a party in Brooklyn tonight. Tomorrow, I’m going to volunteer at the soup kitchen with Shannon, go out for brunch after and have dinner with Money Maus (remember her!?). I don’t have plans on Sunday/Monday yet, but I want to go to the Met, walk through Central Park, see the Christmas light displays, go to some more coffee shops… and basically never sleep. I love this city!
How was your week, friends? What are you up to this weekend?