Thursday, April 26, 2012
Girls' trip to New York City
This weekend I went to New York all by myself! I went to see my two best friends from college and have some time with just the girls. It had been years since we did it.
I know it is trite, but it felt like no time had passed. Even though our lives have kept us busy, and we had a lot to catch up on, and it felt as if we were back in college (Kind of. There were a lot of things I used to do in college that I don't do anymore. Plus I was in bed around 10:30 which never, ever happened in college).
We walked all over town, taking rests here and there because Alissa is 25 weeks pregnant. But still, she has a lot of stamina! I went to the Upper East Side, Soho, the West Village, and very briefly, the Meatpacking District.
On Sunday, Amanda and I hosted brunch at her apartment. Two other friends from college joined us and we sat, talked, and laughed until I decided I should go back to my family.
I had such a wonderful visit. I missed the boys, but not desperately. I got a good night's sleep, which I really enjoyed. It was nice to be "me" again, and not "mommy." Although I love being a mother, it was nice for me to remember that I am my own person. And particularly with my friends who are not yet married, and don't have children of their own, it was very easy to talk about non-child topics.
I think I'll be ready for another girls' weekend sooner rather than later!