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February 16, 2017

Life Lately

Wow. So much has happened since the start of this year. I have seriously been all over the place and the first month and a half of 2017 has offered so much more than I initially anticipated. I thought it would be fun to do another "Life Lately" post to recap what I've been up to!

New Year's Eve

Let's start out with ringing in the new year! I went down to Atlantic City with Joe to this big party called "NYE on the Pier." It is this HUGE celebration with all different themed bars and a giant nightclub. We went with a group of friends and took buses to get there from his hometown in South Jersey. It was seriously such a fun night, but my feet were dead by the end and Joe may or may not have carried me back to the bus.

Joe's Christmas/Birthday Gift

Since Joe's birthday is so close to Christmas I decided to do a big gift for him to cover both. As you know, I am a big advocate of having experiences over things so I decided to take him to see his first broadway show. And it wasn't just any show, mind you, but the phenomenal Wicked! We had a great dinner at the Hourglass Tavern beforehand (can't recommend this place enough!) and had a fantastic time at the show. 

California Coast Trip

By now I am sure you have seen my many posts about the California coast road trip Ally and I took. It was my first time traveling with a friend and I learned a lot, had many laughs, and am so glad I got to see the West coast for the first time. 

My Birthday Celebration

Then it was my turn to have my 22nd birthday (check out my post about what I've learned in my 22 years on this earth)! Joe surprised me by taking me to D.C. and I had a fantastic time checking out the museums and monuments. Give me a museum with presidents and I can be occupied for hours on end. It was a perfect gift and an awesome experience. 

I also celebrated with my girlfriends by having a birthday dinner. Right before, my friend Calea took me to get a mani/pedi for my first time! I can see why people go all of the time; it was so wonderful and relaxing, plus my nails looked better than I could ever do myself.  

The Met

My brother and I went to the Metropolitan Opera to see a production of Carmen. It was my first time at the opera, and while it was a lovely show, I can't say I'll be rushing back right away haha I discovered I am more of a broadway girl (I think it must have something to do with the language). Addison loved it though, and I was glad to be back in the city.


This is an unexpected one. I was scheduled to go to Orlando, Florida with the sales training company I work for. This was my second time going to the sales meeting of a major company and it amazing how much work goes into these events. I am so grateful that I get to work with and learn from an incredible team, and it doesn't hurt to get to go to Florida in the winter either haha.

I was meant to fly in on a Tuesday afternoon and leave the following evening. Everything went smoothly for my departure out of Trenton and I ended up with the most fabulous room upgrade at the Boardwalk Disney property, but things went awry after that. 

When we finished the training on Wednesday afternoon I discovered that my flight had been canceled for that evening because of an anticipated snow storm. I booked another flight for Thursday evening and decided that as long as I was here I might as well go to Disney! That night I went to Magic Kingdom and the following day I explored Epcot. 
When I got to the airport on Thursday night, I boarded the plane but soon realized that something was wrong because we were taking just a little too long to depart. Sure enough the flight was canceled and they didn't have another one for us until the next morning. I didn't want to miss my class on Friday morning so I ran to another airline to try and get a flight out that night. By the time I made it back to New Jersey (to Newark instead of Trenton) it was 2am. My father (who is the best) was able to pick me up and I slept for three hours before getting on a train back to my school. I was on time for my 9:30am class, so it was a success!

Rock Climbing

Ally and I made a senior year bucket list and have been absolutely awful at actually doing it. Now that we only have a few months of senior year left we're going to have to kick it into high gear! We went rock climbing at the Rockville Climbing Center in Hamilton, NJ on college night ($16 for everything!) and it was awesome. It was challenging, but not impossible and we definitely want to go back, but we need to check some other things off the list first haha
So there you have it! Life has been all over the place lately and I wouldn't have it any other way. 

What have you been up to? I'd love to hear about your adventures :)


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