It is really a weird story about how I ended up in New York but I’ll go in details some other time. My first time leaving Jamaica, I went to Florida to meet my sister for the very first time. We met on Facebook but we have never met in person so my mother thought it was a good idea to make that my first trip. I know you have questions and I had them too.
To cut long story short, after being at her house for five days, my bestfriend decided she was flying into New York from Canada and she wanted us to link up. We haven’t seen each other in a year so I wasn’t even hesitant. Things were not the best with me and my sister at the time, so I said maybe if I go to New York, everything will work out better.
Guess what I didn’t do before I got to New York? I didn’t check the weather. I knew it would have been cold but I didn’t know it was snowing. To how excited I was, I forgot that part and my dress code was completely off. I wore ripped jeans, a v-neck t-shirt, a sweater and a pair of Nike. Who wears ripped jeans in that weather? The silly me of course.
From the skies looking down, all I could see was snow and there goes my anxiety. I was only concerned about freezing to death and how I left ‘good good’ sunshine in Florida for snow. It was also my first time seeing snow but I was not expecting it to be like that. After making it out the plane, I told my bestfriend the terminal I was standing and I got picked up. As I entered the vehicle, I got winter coat, boots, gloves, ear muff and a tom. Before our first stop for breakfast, I lost my ear muff.
I stayed in Staten Island so I was not exactly in the city but I loved it. I took the Ferry from there to Manhattan and that was an experience within itself. I spent 6 days in New York and I enjoyed every single day. I even went to Church on a Sunday (as if I had a choice, *insert laugh*). The whole moral of this story is to ask questions, check the weather and pack accordingly. Don’t be like me!
That is the end of my vague storytime. Thank you for reading and I will see you tomorrow! ‘Tis the season to be jolly …