New York City was the last place we travel before everything was closed in 2020. As things started to feel a bit more “normal” or at least we thought, we decided to safely take a trip to New York. For some reason, my daughter wanted to go back. I had my doubts, NYC is quite tiring and very active. My daughter is the opposite of that therefore I couldn’t understand why she wanted to go, but we booked our flight and traveled to NYC in July.
As a single mom, NYC can easily add up a lot of expenses if you don’t do your research or budget correctly. I am sure I’ve mentioned before that my way to travel is to budget and find as many pocket-friendly activities for us. The biggest splurge for us when we travel will most likely always be FOOD!
Here’s my guide on how we were able to enjoy NYC on a budget.
We finally made it to Chicago, Illinois. This state has been on our travel list for quite some time, but we just have not had a chance to go until last October. You all know our love for travel, and being a single mom shouldn’t stop you. Although I know, it can be challenging, but if you make it a priority, you can make it happen. We spent two full days in the Windy City, and we loved it. Since it was our first time visiting Chicago, I wanted to do as much as we could in 2 days, so I had a small “must-do” list.
We love to explore new cities, so continue reading to see where we went, what we did in 2 full days, and how you can enjoy Chicago as a single mom.
Back in August, I traveled to New York City for the very first time in my life.
The Big Apple was on my to-do list for sure, but I never felt that “OMG” feeling in my stomach to visit. Am I making any sense?
Well, I hope I do.
I arrived late in New York after my flight got delayed for 3 hrs.
I was scared, and I’m not going to lie. You know me, I’m always acting strong.
On the ride to my hotel, I couldn’t concentrate on what my Lyft driver was telling me, (I had a very, very talkative driver) I was so focused on seeing everything around me. Read more
It is no secret that a lot of #WeAllGrow Summit attendees were a bit stressed about what to wear for the event, including my self.
I had a vision of what I wanted to wear. Although low key, I knew it wasn’t going to work out for me.
Two weeks before the event, I started to look for outfits officially. You know it wouldn’t be me if I didn’t leave things till the last minute. I researched online boutiques, amazon, clothing stores, the mall; you name it!
I think what got me a little stressed was the welcoming party on the first night. Last year’s event was something more chill, so it was easy for me to put an outfit together, this year Neutrogena wanted to go all out with a welcoming carpet party.
I am not really into dresses. I’m short, so I don’t think that they favor me very much. Plus you know I got lonjas (love handles)
Finally, two days before the event, I was able to put my outfits together. I wanted to share with you all on this post.
I have been stuck in a weird funk since March. I am very analytic, way to analytic I would say and other people too. After attending a big event this year, I started analyzing every single aspect of what I have been doing, and what I wanted to do.
I thought I had figured it out, but honestly I was still feeling stuck. Until this day, there are days where I still feel stuck in that funk. I hate feeling stuck because when I feel like that way, I know what I need to do to get out of it, but it’s like I’m limited and I can’t move forward.
Usually when I feel this way, I begin to over analyze and over think about every single thing. My main focus than directs to everything I have not been able to complete or accomplish, rather than the things I have completed. I started out my blog as an outlet to regain some “Me Time”
Last month I was supposed to go out for vacation with my child, for some reason we were never able to come to an agreement on where we were going to go.
Than when we had a location, but something didn’t feel right.
I sort of always tend to be pretty good with intuitions, therefore when I decide to ignore red lights, I take it upon myself really hard.
This time I really went with my intuition and we cancelled plane tickets and all.
Fast forward to the day of our vacation, we decided to road trip and go somewhere “Local”