Virtual Coffee Date: June 2018 – Summer’s here!

We’re officially half through 2018 and I have to say…June has been my favorite month of the year so far. Summer is officially here and I’m loving every minute of it.

If we were having coffee today…I’d tell you that I found this quote that describes a lot of my life right now: “If life just got a bit harder, that probably means you leveled up.”

June has been filled with parties, friends, family and lots of outdoor adventures. I have been running around like crazy and that’s on top of an increasingly more difficult work load in the office.  It’s been equal parts fun and hard work.  I felt a little directionless in May but I feel like I’m coming into my own in every sense: personally and professionally.  Things are finally starting to fall into place.

If we were having coffee today…I’d tell you my social calendar has been packed. This time last year, I was studying for the bar exam and having the worst summer ever.  This summer….well this summer I actually have a summer. I’ve been playing so much football, kayaking, biking, etc. I’ve been spending every single chance I get being outdoors – doesn’t matter if it’s in the park, on a rooftop or on a boat. I’m soaking it all up.

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Plus I went to the Mermaid Parade for the first time! And me and my friends went all out.

 

The first week of June, I was helping a friend out with Outdoorfest playing both ambassador and social media manager for a bit. So I got to go to some awesome trips. One of the highlights was kayaking around Governor’s Island from Red Hook.

If we were having coffee today…I’d tell you I did a 33-mile bike ride! The longest I’ve ever biked was for the NYC Triathlon 3 years ago (which is 24.9 miles). It was a last minute decision but originally I had told friends I couldn’t do it because of football but turns out the season ended a week earlier than expected so my friends and I crashed at my parents house upstate.  The Discover Hudson Valley Ride is hosted by Bike New York, who also organizes the 5 Boro Bike Tour so this ride was very organized.  We signed up late so it was a bit pricey but the food and bike support at each stop and before and after the race made it worth it. Plus I got to hangout in a caboose!

 

If we were having coffee today…as outdoorsy and active as I’ve been, I actually haven’t been climbing as much. I actually put my Brooklyn Boulders membership on hold last week for the months of July and August. I still love climbing but being around certain people is absolutely soul sucking. As I explained to some friends, my job is stressful so having fun in my free time is important. Some people just do not get that.

So when drama > fun, I’m out. Plus, since I’m not climbing as often as I was in the winter (3x a week), it’s not worth me paying $135 a month. Also, this past month I found myself at The Cliffs a lot even though it’s much farther away from me.

What was the highlight of your June? What are you looking forward to in July?

 


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