One of the simplest times of the day is when I first wake up. I start to think about what I want to accomplish for the day, what I want to wear, planning for where to go, etc. Its nice in the morning because I get my alone time , which feels rare sometimes in NYC, and I just love having time to myself. I make a cup of tea, one green tea bag and one peppermint for flavor, and contemplate how I think the day will be. It’s quite relaxing. Sometimes I have good morning thoughts, sometimes bad ones, but I think it could be good for me to write some out. So here it goes!
Thought Bubble No.1: Drinking Is The Worst
I’m only 22 and every morning I wake up from drinking the night before feeling like I’ve aged 40 years. It really doesn’t have any benefits at all. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m a big fan of a nice red wine or a strong cosmo cocktail, but I wish it didn’t have to make you feel so stupid. And I’ve noticed since I left college that my tolerance has gone sooo far down. I used to be able to drink a ridiculous amount and live fine the next day. In fact I’d have a very productive day after drinking out with friends in college the night before. I’d have the energy to work out, do homework, cook, shop, everything. Nowadays I wake up from drinking halfway through the day, worried I looked stupid and regretting the whole shabam. Drinking more often than not leads to regrets.
Thought Bubble No.2: Buddies 4 Life
In NYC, its easy to feel a little lonely. I know at this point I’m still not quite lonely, but I do feel a little alone. I don’t have any kind of buddy to rely on here, and that’s really sad. In college, my roommate Lindsey was my true buddy. We would go grocery shopping together, I’d pick her up from work to hear about her day, and my favorite activity we did was drink margaritas and look at the nice houses near school and talk about them like we were on an HGTV show. I miss having someone here with me that I can call and I know would call me too. Making friends as you get older is difficult, and though I do like my job, my office is enclosed like a fishbowl and my interactions are very limited. My goal for today is to look into different groups and activities I can join in on to meet new people and hopefully make some new pals.
Thought Bubble No.3: Pay To Look Nice
The worst thing about NYC I think is the FOMF- Fear Of Missing Fashion. Everyone here has such nice clothing that I feel the need to go shopping. I have a sense of how to dress here and what’s considered cool and whatever, and I swear if I had an unlimited budget I would have the best clothing. And right now I do have nice clothes and things, but my FOMF is screaming to go shopping. Like I mentioned before in another post; budgeting is HARD here. One of my plans today was to go shopping at different thrift stores to try and save money while finding trendy clothing. Lets see if I can do it!
Hope you have a great day and enjoy this lovely Saturday!