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Crystal and the Big City…

July 19, 2010

So, I may have negotiated enough days off all in a row to take a big trip to a big city — NYC!

I know, I’m freaking out too. Of course everything isn’t set in stone — heck my vacation time isn’t officially approved yet. But it looks like I will get to see my fab friends the Svecs in Long Island as well as their beautiful baby that makes me cry every time I see pictures of her. If everythign goes well I will also get to see Sky on his birthday — happy 30th to him, eh?

What’s more than all of that though, is the fact that it will be my first time east of the Mississippi River.

Amazing right? Well, I sure hope so. I’m totally freaked out at the prospect of travelling so far alone. Oh, and being in New York City. And I’m kind of terrified. I guess I’ll just have to overcome the fears associated with this one. Although, I wish I had someone who could go with me — that would really make me feel better.

Maybe I’ll get time to visit Columbia and NYU and day dream about going to graduate school there. Oh sigh…big dreams.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Tanya permalink
    July 19, 2010 5:17 pm

    Really? Oh yea! So fun! Can’t wait to see you!


    • July 20, 2010 5:42 pm

      I almost e-mailed you about it yesterday, but I haven’t gotten my vacation approved yet. Cross your fingers for me!


  2. July 19, 2010 7:07 pm

    I’ll never forget the first time I had to fly by myself and find my own transportation from the airport and get to the right hotel all by myself. . . I was so scared and nervous. I flew to California (LA) for 2 weeks of training for the job I do now (cardiac sonographer).

    But…I figured it out easy enough by using my South Dakota charm and asking questions of anyone who looked friendly. Most people are more than happy to help someone learn the travel ropes. After I had LA under my belt, travel was a piece of cake. And I look back on that first trip with a lot of fond memories of the experiences I had, the people I met and the things I learned…with the exception of the fact that while I was there, the Gulf War broke out. So then I was really freaking out because I was stuck in California away from everyone and everything I was familiar with (and all of the sudden everything in my life had changed!) and soldiers with guns were standing all over the airport when I was on my way home! It didn’t seem very fun in the moment…but it always made for an interesting story when I told people about my early years in this particular job. 🙂


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