Sometimes dreams become reality and often times the plans we have for our lives don't go the way we think it would. And today, 5 years in my favorite place in the world embodies that. I've known since a very young age that New York City was the place for me, but this time several years ago, I wasn't prepared for how deeply in love I would fall for this place. I was certain I would've had enough after 5 years, but instead, I'm planting myself deeper into this wonderful place I call home.
I wanted to keep this short and sweet because I need to pack. Funny enough - I'm celebrating this anniversary by taking a short trip home to GA but it's up when I come back!
(Yes, this is a picture in NJ, but ignore that)
I promise this isn't an April Fool's Day joke! I'm really floored with my most recent experience after visiting the beautiful state of Utah, specifically the highly coveted city, Park City, UT where I went for a business trip, but left with a new appreciation for the cold life.I cannot wait to go back with more time to explore and embark on more newness, and overcome my skepticism of skiing. I'm grateful for friends that are very skilled when it comes to Snowboarding and Skiing, and it's time to try something I swore I'd never be interested in, as the warmth-loving Southern belle I am.
Though I was in town for business, the most notable experience was dinner my last night in PC at a beautiful hotel, perched in the middle of the mountains miles high in the sky. An experience I will keep in my arsenal of crazy life stories that I still can't believe sometimes.
But if you're ever in the Park City area, I HIGHLY recommend taking the trip to Yuta at The Lodge at Blue Sky resort, which was a spectacular restaurant with this phenomenal view - it's definitely a treat. Just brace yourself for the journey, but it will very much be worth it. The food was super fresh (they have a greenhouse on the resort property) and experimental (see my elk steak below) made by a wonderful culinary experience full of interesting, bold flavors that left everyone stunned. And don't get me started with the wine list!
Even in writing this, I'm so grateful to be blessed with opportunities like this. I can't wait to plan my winter getaway in the near future!
I'm so happy to celebrate another year of life today, and I couldn't be more proud of the woman I'm growing into everyday. This past year brought on so many firsts, some necessary lessons and exposure to more of what life has to offer. Most importantly, it brought on a newfound confidence that is so childlike, in the fascinating way that children dream limitlessly. I truly believe I can do anything! And that's the best gift I could ever give myself for my birthday. And in the spirit of gifting, I'll leave you with a few things to summarize the past year of life:
Three Things I Can't Wait to Do