It is so exciting to watch the city slowly become more and more festive! Christmas lights are being hung above streets and there are Christmas tree sales everywhere! I am so lucky to have to opportunity to be in the city during this time of year. My roommate and I are hoping to go ice skating this week at the Rockefeller Center!
I was so lucky to find this babysitting job. I have spent WAY more money than I anticipated; entertaining visiting friends and shopping have really drained my bank account. I would never have lasted through the semester without the extra cash from babysitting. Not to mention that Ady is adorable! So well behaved and it’s been a blast to watch her grow up! It’s been nice to explore Central Park and Times Square with her, all while making money. I got my job from Care.com and have met a couple other Nannies who also had luck there. I definitely recommend it.
I have been so busy! I just bombarded the blog with a few pictures and promise to be better about updating during my final weeks. I cannot believe its almost over :( The past few weeks have been great. A few friends have visited during their fall breaks and my mom came up for a weekend! I’ve been getting closer to a lot of new friends and exploring the nightlife a lot more. I got lucky; I live in East Village which is an extremely convenient location for going out. I’ve also been babysitting a lot, going to a few of the NYC Public Library Branches, and shopping (probably way too much). Still loving the city life! Will post more photos!
Paige, Meghan, and Megan visited during their fall break; it was a blast. We explored Central Park, ate in Times Square, went to the Brooklyn Flea Market (my favorite), did a lot of shopping, and even met the celebrity, Brandy, during one of our nights out. It was nice to have a little taste of USC up in NYC :)
I survived hurricane Sandy. Luckily the only thing I had to endure was a week without electricity. Only a few blocks south of me had severe flooding and damage, so I am extremely fortunate. The whole thing was incredibly bizarre. Everything south of 30th street didn’t have electricity. I took the week without school as an opportunity to explore, but got too creeped out to go very far into the Battery Park district. The city was EMPTY! It was such a weird feeling walking in the middle of the street with no cars or people in sight. I am happy to have electricity back; life is back to normal.