"To go out or not to go out. That is the question."
When most people think of Fridays, they think of raucous parties and nights out on the town with their girlfriends, boyfriend, out of town friends...I think of homemade dinners, a small vanilla Tasti with rainbow sprinkles and rewatching a Ryan Reynolds ro-co on my computer. You might be thinking, "hmm..pathetic much?" Think that all you'd like; in fact, this typical Friday night routine is one of my favorites.
Don't underestimate me. The rest of my weekend, usually, is jam packed at my favorite maize and blue NYC bar, screaming the fight song at the top of my lungs, dressing up and grabbing dinner and drinks with my girlfriends and meeting a friend when he gets a chance to leave his cubicle on sundays for a cup of coffee.
Friday is date night with myself! when I can curl up with a good book, give myself a homemade facial, or simply rehydrate to rid myself of any lingering feelings from Thursday's office happy hour (plus 5).
Of course, I am 23, single, and human, and therefore a sucker for peer pressure. So, when I get that call at 10:30 saying "Let's go out with X and his friends from Y - they are super cute!" there is that moment of weakness that washes over me. It's tempting to think about what I could be passing up: shameless flirting, dance parties, the chance to meet my next BIG love (ahem, I mean spooning buddy). But if I think about what I actually want to do, instead of what some people say I should be doing in my early 20's, if the answer is stay in have a quiet night, then I'm comfortable with that.
See, what I've learned in the past 13 months of post collegiate life in New York, is that the key to happiness and smooth transitioning, is balance. I'm not in college anymore, but that doesn't mean that I need to kiss goodbye all craziness and say Hello! to bills and boring nights.
This blog is my attempt to regain some balance in my life and to hopefully share some insight with other recent grads, budget conscious working girls with shopping additions, food[ies/idiots] who love to try to bake and experiment in tiny new york kitchens, health conscious exercise lovers, and anyone else who just likes to read random blogs :)
I hope you enjoy! And feel free to contact me with any topics, questions, comments that you have!
I am a recent college graduate who moved back to her East Coast roots and set up shop in New York City one year ago. Technically I work as a healthcare consultant, but I spend a good deal of time indulging in the things I love - photography, baking, maintaining a healthy lifestyle and spending QT with friends and family. Life in the big apple can be hard, but this is my attempt to try to stay balanced and happy - and document it all!