Wordless Wednesdays: Holiday Windows in New York


I’m back in Annapolis for the holidays, but before I left New York I made sure to walk around and see all the holiday windows. It was so much fun that I thought I’d share some of my favorites with you. Hope you enjoy despite the blurriness and glare from the glass!  Continue reading “Wordless Wednesdays: Holiday Windows in New York”

New York So Far

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It’s really hard to believe that I’ve been in New York City for over six weeks now. Sometimes I still feel very new to the city, but I’m definitely feeling more at home in other ways. I don’t feel awkward on the subway anymore (unless I’m lost) and I don’t have the impulse to smile at everyone on the street. I have places I go and routines: a coffee shop by school I like to study in, a specific walk around Prospect Park I like to take, etc. And, not to burry the lead, overall I’m just so happy and grateful to be here right now. I thought I pass on some of that joy in an update to you all. Especially, since many of you participated in my decision anxiety last spring when I was making this decision.  Continue reading “New York So Far”

Virtual Literary Road Trip Stop 9: New York City


 It’s almost Labor Day Weekend and my classes have started so I think this will be the last virtual road trip stop of the summer. Thank you so much to everyone who’s been reading along or writing posts themselves. Virtually we’ve been up and down the California coast, to the home of Anne of Green Gables, through Chicago, and even to Edinburgh. For the last stop I thought I’d pick New York City, where I moved about a week and a half ago. There are an unending number of literarily significant places in this city, but here are a few favorites of mine mixed with spots I hope to visit soon.

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New York City: My First Week

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Technically, it’s only been six days so my first week isn’t over yet. But I figured we could go ahead and round up. So far things have been going really well. Much better than I expected. I like my roommates. Last night, I met a bunch of people in my program (both in the writing for children cohort and writers of other categories) and had so much fun (nervous, awkward, introverted fun) getting to know some of my classmates. I’ve gotten lost several times, but not in a scary or emotionally exhausting way yet.  Continue reading “New York City: My First Week”

Moving Day!

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Standing with The Kunta Kinte-Alex Haley Memorial on my last walk through Downtown Annapolis before the move!

Hi friends! Sorry this post is going to be so short, but I’m in the crazy process of trying to pack all my things into my Honda Fit because TOMORROW IS MOVING DAY. It’s such a weird thing to process, because I’ve been planning for grad school and New York for so long that it kind of felt like it was never going to happen. But it is! Tomorrow! As long as I get back to sorting through what will/won’t fit in the car and what will/won’t fit in my room in New York. Luckily, I think they are roughly the same size. I’m also hoping to finish Unwholly, by Neal Shusterman before I have to return it to the library tomorrow, because you know … priorities.

More soon and have a great weekend everyone!