Friday, May 5, 2017

Friday Five

Mini chocolate ice cream cones from Trader Joe's

I passed.

It's an immense relief to feel the validation of my months of seemingly endless efforts and social exile paying off & to finally acknowledge that my best try was good enough. Beyond all else, being able to plan for the next step regarding my future is really what I've been waiting for.

I don't have much else to say, other than that the news is still a little unbelievable. I'm very grateful to be stepping out of this period of purgatory and moving forward with my life.

I'll be celebrating with a Redbox tomorrow (my newest favorite thing), brunching with family friends for an early Mother's Day celebration on Saturday, and partaking in Cinco de Mayo festivities with unlimited margaritas at brunch (surprise, surprise) on Sunday.

Have a great weekend!

Friday, April 21, 2017

Friday Five

Dye set up featuring pink tulips and a plethora of candy
Last week was a short one as I had Friday off, which made this one seem all the more longer than usual. I spent the entire long weekend with my family whether it was relaxing at home, watching Oscar movies and netflix shows, grabbing tacos with my brother before driving him to his haircut, or celebrating Easter. We partook in our usual traditions by starting off Sunday with church, having a festive brunch, then going to our family friend potluck. I even dyed eggs this year for the first time! Fitting that I chose to exclusively feature our Easter celebrations on this weeks Friday Five.

As relaxing as last weekend was, I'll be picking up the pace this weekend by heading back into the city for a book signing for Jessica Merchant (aka the inspiration of the above photo), brunch with my study abroad friend John, and shopping and happy hour with my law school friend Rachel who is in town for a few days.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Thursday, April 13, 2017

DC in the Spring

I started off the beginning of the month with a quick trip to D.C.  to spend a weekend with Alex and Natalia. It was a packed 46 hours, but the best part by far was being back with some of my best law school friends. I spent the next couple of days going through separation withdrawal, but I already can't wait for our next reunion. While I wish we all still lived in the same city, it is kind of cool that I have an excuse to go visit so many different parts of the country.

I haven't been to D.C. in years (shortly after my college graduation) so it was also fun to experience the city with our resident tour guide, Alex. We started off Friday with a H Street crawl ending in a dumpling feast. Saturday we went to Union Market (I got empanadas), the Gallery of Art, the cherry blossom + kite festival at the Washington Monument, ate a ton of tapas at Oyamel, and hung out in Logan Circle at night. On Sunday we had matcha cake and more dumpling at Maketto, walked to the Eastern Market, and talked for hours while I procrastinated hitting the road.

It kind of already feels like a dream, but I can't wait for the next time. Below are a few snapshots of some of my favorite sights!

Friday, April 7, 2017

Friday Five

Channeling my inner mid 2000 middle schooler
I've never been to a bridal shower and haven't been to a birthday party in ages, and this weekend I've got both lined up, which I'm excited for. First I'll be going to my big Rebecca's parisian themed shower in NJ and then heading to a law school friends birthday in NYC. The icing on the cake is that I'll be going to the birthday with my study abroad friend John, who I haven't seen in months.

I'm planning on taking advantage of the trip out there by extending my stay into Sunday, grabbing breakfast at a quirky Australian spot, and doing a little shopping. Have a great weekend!

Friday, March 31, 2017

Friday Five

Freshly planted flowers
Another week in the books.

It's been a pretty uneventful past few days, but I'm looking forward to my Mom's return from India this weekend - partially because it means my Dad and I are off of dinner duty (I've been taking the reins on the salad prep and running away from any and all dirty dishes).

I'll be headed to D.C. tomorrow and plan on hitting the road 4:30 p.m. on the dot. I'll be visiting my law school friend Alex who is spending her 3L spring semester there and seeing Natalia who's flying in from Madison. While I'm appreciative of the few scattered friends I do have in the NJ and NYC area, I couldn't be more excited to reunite with my group.

Until next Friday, all! Have a great weekend, especially if you are Saini, Shyam and Natalia who will be celebrating their birthdays this Sunday. Happy birthday!

Friday Five

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