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This month has felt SO. LONG. Thank god it’s finally the last day of January because I am SO ready for February aka BIRTHDAY MONTH!!!

Snowy Saturdays

It’s a snowy and freezing afternoon here in NYC, and I’m so happy to be curled up inside where it’s warm! I lit a toffee pumpkin scented candle that’s making the room smell absolutely delicious, have a cup of peach green tea steeping, and the rest of my day is wide open – I’m super content and happy.

I just finished reading Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, and am continuing with Uncanny Valley by Anna Wiener. Think I’ll read until the end of the afternoon, and then catch up a little on work, clean/organize the apartment, and do some general planning for the next few months.

Hope everyone’s having a good long weekend!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

I can’t believe it’s already 2020 and a new decade! The past week in London has been amazing, but I’m ready to start off this year already. My resolutions include:

  • Reading: Finish 24 books, with at least 4 of those counting towards my Harvard 100 challenge
  • Career: Switch paths altogether and find a job in a new industry that I genuinely enjoy
  • Fitness: Run a half-marathon
  • Social: Respond to texts and other messages within 24 hours

I’ll check in at the end of the year to see how I did on these 🙂 Hope 2020 starts off well for everyone!

P.S. One of the best things about NYC during winter is the department store holiday windows. I make it a point to go see them every year – Bergdorf Goodman, Bloomingdale’s, Saks 5th Ave, Macy’s – and the one above is part of this year’s Bergdorf Goodman exhibit. It was my favorite this year!

Merry Christmas!

This would be one of my ideal cozy places for winter – imagine curling up with a book in that corner, sipping hot chocolate and occasionally looking out the window at the snowy views!

My family is joining me in NYC today and we have plans to visit the holiday markets, skate at the Bryant Park Winter Village ice rink, and grab dinner in the East Village 🙂 Tomorrow my boyfriend and I are flying out to London, where we’ll be staying until the 31st – I absolutely love London while it’s his first time visiting, and I’m so excited to show him around!

Hope everyone has a very warm, very merry Christmas!

P.S. Last year I read and loved The Little Book of Hygge (and I get such a kick that the author’s name is basically “Mike Viking”), and this shot of Grindelwald, Switzerland looks like the setting of a fairytale.