photo by Livia Meneghin

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Welcome to my blog. I'm spending a year capturing happiness, and I invite you to come along as I journey toward a more joyful living. I also write about travel, food, and matters of the spirit. Hope you enjoy!

Morning

Morning

Today was rather interesting. Nik took me to Port Authority (technically, Penn Station until he was like, “Oh no! Why did I bring you here?” to which I shrugged because I know nothing about NYC), and PRAISE THE HEAVENS (or as my dad would text: PTL) Nik insisted going with me to the bus platform to make sure I got on okay.  

I did not get on okay because I was the loser who bought a return ticket for the wrong date.  

Side note: if anyone needs a ticket from NYC to Providence on Oct 24th, please let me know! 

We scrambled to find a backup plan. Most of the buses and trains were sold out. There was a six hour bus (why so long??) and a bus that would get me in at midnight. On a whim, I checked Wandaru and they had a 1pm ticket for today, discounted by 15%.

I was entirely sure this was a hoax, but long story short is I made it. Later than I thought, but much earlier (and quicker!) than it could have been! 

My joyful moment, however, was not regarding flashbacks of the Belgium plane/bus station, but rather before we left. 

Nikitas, though sparse in his refrigerator offerings (the typically bachelor fridge), still had mandarins. We ate, and had a relaxing morning, and it was really nice. It made me realize how much I like mandarins—and do I own smashed into this.  

I ❤️ PVD

I ❤️ PVD

Astoria

Astoria