Throwback Thursday


I am absolutely giddy about my upcoming trip home in a few weeks! It’s hard to believe that I haven’t made my way back to Jackson in almost a year and a half (jeepers). Looking at Facebook posts from friends, I see that the city has definitely gone through a renaissance in many ways since I was last there, and I can’t wait to act as tourist during my quick trip away.

This week’s Throwback Thursday features photos I nabbed from our photo stockpiles and can’t wait to grab a few more when I head back down. 🙂


Happy Friday


As I stated on Monday, each Friday post this month will be a dedicated “Flashback Friday” as I go three months at a time through 2014. This week it’s January-March! I sadly learned that I somehow forgot to back up my January photos, so I’ll only be able to repost the ones that originally appeared that month, but for February and March I’ll add a few in the slideshow that you haven’t seen! Hope you enjoy my trip down memory lane.

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“Dancing in September, Never Was a Cloudy Day”


Have we really begun the countdown to fall?

Fashion Week just kicked off on the Upper West Side, school buses are out and about, shuttling children to class, pumpkin EVERYTHING has popped up in every store imaginable, NFL season has officially begun, and Oktoberfest ales and seasonal brews are now on tap in bars and being sold in supermarkets.

Summer is pretty much over, even while the weather is trying to fight it with every ounce it has. (It needs to get the memo soon, I’m ready for sweaters and boots!) Seven years ago, I had just moved into my freshman dorm, wide-eyed and a little intimidated, but now I love the rhythms of this city and the challenges and amazing opportunities it has given me!

Ok, now that the sentimentality is out of the way (lol) time to move on to my monthly goals and aspirations. September will always symbolize new beginnings and as the countdown to the new year begins it’s time to up the ante. This month I will be cranking out a new page and writing series titled “Fall Firsts” which will feature posts, pictures and videos of me wandering around town completing a New York bucket list. Featuring a motley, ragtag bunch of “I should’s,” “it’s on my list’s,” and “i’ve always wanted to do that’s,” September 22- December 21 will be filled with all sorts of activities that will help me welcome and enjoy Fall in all of it’s glory!

The month will also be a time of financial scrutiny, increased work ethic, an acting job or three, having a positive energy and open mind when I tackle my Shakespeare and Rikers Island acting classes (taking the lead in both places and embracing my teaching legacy), and learning to fully embrace the idea that “I’m not perfect, I am just me, and that’s ok!”

As far as the blog goes, look for some new poetry, Wandering Wednesdays a plenty, Adventure Recaps from my Outer Banks vacation, reflections from my Adler classes, and as mentioned above my Fall Firsts (launching Sept 22).

Adieu Summer, you shall be missed!


Autumn, I have your number, you better pick up when I call because we are going to have a real good time. 😉



Throwback Thursday


I’m definitely trying to get it in over here on NewYorkDreaming before I unplug for the week. I even decided to bring back Throwback Thursday this week 🙂

Featured this week are a video with “my lights,” my adorable niece and nephew, minus the youngest when I visited them last year, (you can read about that adventure here).

The photos featured are from the last beach vacation in 2012. I hop on the bus tomorrow, and I am ready to leave New York behind and become fully absorbed in all this trip has to offer. And one as far back as 2008!

Now do you understand my anticipation?

Ciao 🙂