A Weekend Across the Country

Four cities. Four states. Four days.

Friday: Brooklyn, New York. I boarded a plane at 11:45 a.m. My adventure in New York City had ended. It was bittersweet as I blew kisses to the famous skyline. Although I was incredibly excited to go home and be with my family, it was extremely hard to leave that internship at 1050 ESPN Radio. Attachment. I get that from my father. I get adjusted to something and then I find myself becoming attached. That’s exactly what happened in New York. I became attached to the internship and the city, but above all I became attached to the people. 1050 is a great place and the people who work there will always remain near and dear to my heart!

Friday afternoon: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. An hour layover and then back on another plane. After getting off the plane and making my routine run to the ladies’ room, I needed something to eat. If you don’t know me, I absolutely adore food. There are two things in life that have never done me wrong: the Caribbean and of course, food. If I could walk down the aisle and spend the rest of my life with either of these two (or better yet, both) then you can bet your spatulas and beach towels that I would in a heartbeat. I perused the venues for a bit before seeing Chic-fil-a. After being deprived its chicken goodness for four months, I found myself diving into nuggets and waffle fries in less that 3 seconds. It was heaven!

Friday evening: Dallas, Texas. After being gone for four months without seeing my family, it oddly felt like I had never left in the first place. Family is beautiful like that. There shouldn’t be any awkwardness or feeling like a visitor in a home. It should be natural, warm and cozy. My family is the epitome of that.  It felt so natural coming home that at times I had to remind myself that I was in New York for the last four months. I was home and it felt so good. Time to relax right? Not.

Sunday: Los Angeles, California. I was off to the Cali sunshine with my best friend. We spent five days out in the beautiful Playa del Ray sunshine. My body had been in hiding for the last four months under layers of coats, scarves and gloves. Let’s just say that my white swimsuit was darker than my midsection. I was in desperate need of some vitamin D. Who knew that tan lines would look and feel so good?! After eating plenty of delicious food, shopping in numerous cute shops, and countless hours in the sunshine, it was time to come home. The days flew by and before I knew it I was back in Dallas.

I never imagined I would travel the country in one weekend. It was busy, tiring and at times, stressful, but I wouldn’t have it any other way! Now it’s back to reality, drama and work. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t excited. It’s amazing how even the drama becomes just another part of life. I like to see it as a challenge that needs to be overcome. Despite that, whatever the future holds, you can bet these last four months have prepared me for it and those four days of travel were the icing on the cake.


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