This time tomorrow I’ll be at JFK awaiting my one-way flight to London. It’s going to be an incredible move for me and I’m so blessed to have this opportunity!
You would think I would have spent my last week in the US actually enjoying NYC but instead I decided to make life a little crazier and embark on what I’m calling the East Coast Farewell Tour. In between packing, trips to Goodwill, selling furniture on Craigslist and attempting not to become an emotional hot mess, I squeezed in a last trip to DC and one to Boston. It was only fitting that both trips revolved around seeing New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys (NKOTBSB), groups whose music that defined my childhood and teen years. It also gave me an opportunity to say a proper goodbye to my best friends and some of my favorite places. So thank you to Emily, Eric, Good Stuff Eatery, Dolcezza, The Italian Store, The Queen Vic and Granville Moore’s for the great DC sendoff. Look for the D.C. recommendations to get built out when I have more time!
Another huge thanks to Anne for letting me drag her to NKOTBSB at Fenway. It was practically monsoon, but we got our pictures with the Green Monster so what’s better than that?!?! Plus it was an incredible hometown show with appearances by Mayor Menino (who I used to work for back in the day!), Mark Wahlberg and Naughty by Nature. I’ll take it. And Fenway, oh Fenway, how I love thee. The Bean was my home away from home for so many years and it still has my heart. And thanks to The Breakfast Club for some yummy breakfast eats – recommendation coming soon!
In between all of that mayhem, I also managed to have an NYC going away party at one my favorite places, the Blue Owl. Thanks to everyone that came out on a sweltering and stormy day. I’m blessed to know you all. 🙂
And now, I’m counting the minutes until I need to take the cable box and modem back to Time Warner. So for now, I’ll just say thank you everyone for an incredible celebration of sendoffs. I’m lucky to have you all in my life! Especially you, Jordan Knight. 😉