Bahaha! We were not the only ones with this idea. This picture doesn’t even do the crowd justice. It was packed. Just walking into the entrance felt like Disney World. Swarms of people… Normally crowds in the city is something I avoid like the plague, but this was pretty fun! It felt like we all made it– we survived the winter!
I had another post scheduled for today, but I couldn’t help but share photos from yesterday. It was the first legitimately warm day. I think the temperature peeked at 80 and not a minute too soon. I’ve been feeling very down in general, a lingering funk that I just couldn’t snap out of. There are definitely a handful of reasons that were collectively making me feel this way… New York City was right up there on the list.
It’s easy to romanticize the city, but the reality is that it’s a tough place to live and it’s a tough place to work. When you live and work here, it seems like cards are always stacked against you! The train pulls away right as you’re swiping your Metrocard and you end up being late for a meeting. (Or the trains are just, like, not running.) It takes 45 minutes to travel two miles. The competition is fierce and the living is just plain expensive. Add in a very long winter followed by grey, chilly days and it’s enough to drive a person crazy. In fact… I felt like I was going crazy.
And just when you think you’re hitting your breaking point with the city, it’s 80 degrees and sunny. Everyone is outside. Smiles are all around.
Garrett and I took Teddy straight to the dog park today. It was packed in the best way! It’s better than therapy to just watch pups running around like crazy. Once Teddy was thoroughly exhausted, we brought him back to the apartment and set off for an afternoon in Central Park.
Shorts and tank tops and blankets were rounded up… and then we set off to gather some provisions for a picnic and headed over to the park. (Just in case you’re wondering, living on the Upper East Side may be the most inconvenient location 95% of the time, but being four blocks away from the park is THE best perk.)
It took a while to find a good spot and then we just parked ourselves for an afternoon of lounging and eating. It’s been a while since I’ve felt this relaxed in NYC.
The only non-relaxing part was losing to Garrett in a heated game of checkers. Ha ha!
Yes, a nice, warm day was just what the doctor ordered.
Featured in the post:
Lilly for Target Blanket (c/o; this option and this blanket are similar) // Lilly for Target Bag (c/o, this tote is similar) // Roll-up Backgammon and Checkers (c/o) // Travel Pouches (c/o)
Ray-Ban Sunglasses (currently 30% off!) // Floppy Hat // Tassel Tunic (c/o, hehe, does the model look familiar?) // Denim Shorts // Hello Darling iPhone Case (c/o) // Monogrammed Sandals (c/o)
Has anyone else had a day that they needed like this???