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Hi I'm Shazie, a mindset + self-love coach ♥ I'm a West Coast-turned-East Coast girl, so naturally I'm conflicted between Dunkin vs Starbs. Thank you for stopping by, and I hope you stick around♥
5 Tips on Setting Boundaries (& Why It's Important!)
Currently typing this on a gloomy day at SeaTac Airport in Tacoma. I know, surprise surprise, it’s raining in Seattle (LOL). The reason why I’m writing this though is – well, funny story. I accidentally mixed up my flight back home. I had booked a return flight the same day as my DEPARTURE.
I know I know, who does this? I didn’t realize until last night when I tried checking in and saw that my return flight had already passed. So I made a few calls and hopped onto the first flight to the West Coast… and since 10:30am PST this morning, I’ve been on 3 standby flights and haven’t been able to get on any one of them. (I guess I shouldn’t complain considering I got off the standby list for first class from JFK – SEA).
While I was really hoping not to spend my entire Sunday at the Seattle airport staring at dark nimbostratus clouds, I learned to make the most of this situation.
I’ve officially designated NYC to be my favorite city in the country. Yup, sorry LA. NY takes the win. I don’t know, maybe it’s just the rushed feeling I get whenever I walk the streets. Sure, the streets are a little scary as cars are honking mercilessly at jay-walking pedestrians, but overall seeing the abundance of taxis truly adds some color and life to the streets.
Because it was my first time to NY, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I took a screenshot of everything I saw on Pinterest, researched vigorously on Instagram, and outlined a tentative agenda. It was hectic but all worthwhile. I’ve gained so much from this experience and while I had some unforeseeable changes in my itinerary, I made the most of my experience and sought most of what I could with the limited time I had.
(How beautiful is Central Park?!)
Read more on my first day here. Here’s a quick recap of some of my tips (favs down below!)
(Quick photo op for the books!)
Because we had beautiful weather on our last day there (contrary to LA’s rainy weather), our hotel opened the rooftop, and we caught a glimpse of Manhattan in the morning and at sunset. It was remarkably breathtaking. It was in that moment where I knew I would come back. While LA is a more relaxed, NY mirrors LA in its diversity and open-mindedness, which I absolutely love. Until next time, NY!
(enjoying the view and weather from up here)