Quarantine can be tough. Being alone and social isolated can be even more difficult! Now that we are heading back to work and things are re-opening, we have the opportunity to get back out there and interact with the world. I know that I should have done this post earlier, but for those of you that are wanting to find opportunities to engage online, this is for you!
The Tiny Cupboard is described as “the worlds smallest venue located in Brooklyn”. While it is a small event space in real life, it became a large event space on Zoom. They have various free events that you can virtually attend and you can find them here.
If you have the means and enjoy an event you attend, please donate to them as the money goes straight to the online talent!
Some of the events that they host online are as follows:
- Live Virtual Stand Up Comedy Show: Unemployment Edition – I love this one! It is a nice relaxing event to listen to others jokes and have a laugh after a stressful work from home day.
- Improvised Tarot Readings: A Hilarious Evening – The Host of this event is super hilarious! I guarantee that you will love this event too!
- Virtual Philosophy Salon – I actually enjoyed this the most. It is a small, intimate group of people discussing their believes on a topic of choice. I found that it made my night the most.
They used to have an event called Rude Zoom Bar which got cancelled, but I absolutely loved that event and the comics and I hope that they one day bring it back!!!
If you have a chance to sign up for any of these virtual events, I guarantee that you will not be disappointed! I look forward to seeing you all there!
I can’t believe that I never posted these photos before! These photos are from the Color Factory Exhibit in NYC! I went and took these in December 2018. I went to NYC for New Years and I decided to attend this fun event!
While old, I found this in my drafts and still thought it was worth a post. They aren’t great pics but they are still good memories!
Also, I haven’t posted anything for 2020 yet and I thought that it was about time to pop back in.
I went to New York City, in the middle of a Major Depressive Episode and I had the time of life.
I took very few pictures.
This blog post isn’t about me showing you what I did through a photo log or telling you stories, it is more about me explaining how this was the most informative journey I have taken in my life over the last year. I had a lot of realizations and I lot of moments of anxiety but I experienced something I genuinely hadn’t felt in over 8 months – Happiness. The great thing too is that when I came home to Toronto, a lot of good things began to come to me. I found some new friends (and I will write a blog post about that soon), I became more accepting of who I was, I understood what brought me to where I am today, and I called all the people that loved me. Somethings were hard to see but all revelations were beautiful in their own right. Here are the 10 feelings I had while in NYC:
- This is going to be a great trip – I was super excited to be taking this journey to a new City and to be experiencing something on my own that I have wanted to experience for a while again.
- Music on a long bus ride is Paramount – Having a great road trip playlist sets the foundation for any great trip.
- I miss my ex – This was the hardest part. We had always discussed going to NYC together and going without him at the time when we broke up last year was actually a really emotionally challenging thing to do.
- A Great AirBnb sets the stage – My airbnb was great and I was so grateful to have stayed there. It was actually sad to leave and I did cry a bit. I learned so much about myself in bed at night in that apartment in NYC. I will never forget.
- Harlem is great – Everyone should go.
- I am the most toxic person in my life – I was walking on Broadway, looking at all the couples together, and realizing that I could have had that today, if I didn’t over react and I tried to communicate better. Maybe if I hadn’t tried to hurt other people by writing mean things and forcing relationships, I would be more emotionally sound today.
- I decided to change my life – I realized that the past is the past and I could make my future so amazingly bright. I was in a new City where no one knew me and I could start a new chapter of a book right here. So, that’s what I did. I knew it wouldn’t be easy or be overnight, but I new that I had a blank page to start on. I was going to be a good person.
- I made a new friend – I found a new friend on the evening I committed to being a better person. I went to a comedy show alone. She had just recently gotten divorced and had come to NYC for a fresh start. We were both on each other page ones. We still talk till this day.
- I am only 23 – I haven’t ruined my life. I have been luckily brought to a place where I am old enough to understand my wrongs, yet young enough to still have enough time to correct them for the better. A change is gonna come and its going to be a blessing.
- The air smelled like him and I cried in front of his favourite store – This trip didn’t heal wounds, but it allowed me to accept all of my wrongs, put forth the effort to change them, and to put faith into the universe. Maybe I will always love him and that will always be okay. I realized that he will always be a part of me and that is okay. Time may not heal all wounds, but time made me realize that everywhere offers you a fresh start and that there is beauty in all things.
Thank you for reading.
I think that as a person living in North America, it is a standard experience for one to travel to NYC. I headed to NYC in October as a middle stop on my Northern USA trip. I spent my time walking around the city and shopping which was fun. The human traffic was a little bit stressful, especially around Times Square, but I made the most of my trip. I didn’t get to take many photos but I did take a few! Here are some of the pictures I took from my trip to New York City.