Today is the day! Well, yesterday was the day my adult swimming class was supposed to begin but low enroll resulted in class cancellation. However, the folks at my local YMCA placed me in their Wednesdays’ class. The course is for eight weeks. I will be finished a week before I take off to New York.
Even though it had been over five years since we graduated from high school, it has always been a yearly goal to meet up and reminisce about our youth while celebrating the present and plotting the future with my high school friends. We went from spending eight class periods together for four years to sending Facebook and text messages to each other once in a while. Nevertheless, when we come together, everything remains the same.
In exactly two months, I’ll be back in New York but leaving for my two month backpacking (I’m not sure if I exactly want to backpack yet) trip to Europe and Asia. My first stop will be Milan then the world is mine. In the meantime, I’ll be reminiscent of my love for New York and share with you some things you can do for free (or as your budget permits):
First of all, happy new month! I spent the last couple of days in August traveling back to Chicago from New York and living in a frantic. In the midst of this, I was stuck in the number 5 train on my way to the Bronx Zoo for over an hour, wasted another hour trying to find ELF Cosmetics store in Midtown then rushed to Queens at 7pm to finish packing and to LaGuardia Airport in hope of not missed my 8:55pm flight (I had to check my luggages in at least 50 minutes). Luckily, I received a text message from Southwest giving noticed of my flight being delayed more than an hour and I didn’t complain because I am almost always running late.
One of my girlfriend, Tiara, became married to her college sweetheart, William, this Labor Day weekend and there was no better reason to be back home in Chicago. I met Tiara my first semester of college after experiencing roommate problems. She was one of the first girl friends I became friends with and also my dorm neighbor. Since then, she has become a valued friends. There are some friendship that does not need constant communication and this is one of them. Life goals and aspirations may drift us apart from cities, countries and continents, but we will always pick up from where we left off.