Monday, June 29, 2015

Hello, from New York City

View from the rooftop at The Met 

I tried rewriting the intro a few times, but couldn't come up with a clever way to start this post explaining why I haven't blogged in few months. I'm going to be blunt; I got busy and lost interest. Between balancing school, an internship and job applications, I found myself stressing about my future and forgetting to do what I loved--writing. 

A lot has happened in these past few months (good things, thankfully!) I graduated from the University of Florida, cum laude, with a B.S. in public relations. After months of job applications, self doubt and hair loss (just kidding about the last one), I finally made it to New York City. 

Let me just say what a relief it was to hear that someone wanted me to work in their company. The job market is so unpredictable, hence I'm beyond grateful that I was able to find something. I'm also beyond grateful for having the support of my family (especially my parents). Seeing them so proud and happy for me reassured me that I made the right decision. 

So, I've been living in the city for about a month and I absolutely love it! The buildings, city lights, delicious food, endless amount of things to do...I love everything about this city. Ok, maybe not the traffic, that actually kind of sucks. But, besides that I feel really, really happy being here. So much, that this city has inspired me to continue with my blog. 

Dreams are supposed to come true in New York, right? Well I'm going to try to make mine happen. So keep an eye out for next week because you can expect some blog posts coming your way. I can't promise to post everyday (I'm a working gal now), but I'm going to try my best! 

In the meantime, enjoy some pics I've taken of the city :) 

Spent my first Sunday brunch, appropriately, at Sarabeth's

Went to Coney Island for the first time & went go-karting with my boyfriend

The 'China: Through the Looking Glass' exhibit at The Met is absolutely gorgeous...I want one of everything, thanks

Shared a drink with my Uncle at The Plaza Hotel when he was in town

Went to Governor's Ball in Randall's Island & had a blast! 

Saw the Freedom Tower & 1 World Trade Center with my uncle

Shared the most delicious shaved ice with my friend at Snowdays Shavery 

Drove to Connecticut when my parents and sisters came to visit & saw my future house 

One of my favorite pictures thus far; my sisters & I at Beauty Bar 

Another favorite picture; my family & I in New Jersey


  1. Que legal alyssa parabéns adorei as fotos...
    Beijokas da Camila e Carol
    Linda segunda pra ti :*

  2. Happy to hear of your accomplishments and that you're enjoying what you're doing. Love the pictures!! Wish you continued success and many blessings.

  3. Hello Alyssa!!!!! OMG! You are now in New York! Good for you girl! I was thinking about you the other day. I knew you were graduating this semester and was wondering about your whereabouts:-) You have not idea how excited I am for you. This is a huge milestone in your life and the beginning of an amazing adventure that I am sure will bring to you so many life changing experiences. The sky is the limit for you and I have no doubts you are going to accomplish wonderful things. Keep dreaming my friend because if you can dream it, you can have it! Sending you lots of love and blessings! Looking forward to more posts:-) XOXO, Jeannette

  4. Hello Alyssa! Stopping by to say hi:-) Hope everything is going great for you in New York (I am sure it is!) Enjoy every moment of this new experience. I can't wait to hear more about it. God bless you always! XOXO, Jeannette

    1. Hi Jeannette!

      Thank you! I'm loving it so far! Hope you're daughter is doing well in UF :)

      God Bless,