The New York Coffee Festival

About a month ago my dear friend Mena texted me asking if I would be interested in going with her to the New York Coffee Festival. Though I had no idea what this would entail, I immediately said yes. If coffee is involved, you can bet that I will be there.

I love coffee. I adore coffee. I need coffee. Coffee has become an integral part of my daily routine and I will admit that I am definitely dependent on it. There is something so wonderfully comforting about having a cup of coffee. Whether I make it at home or treat myself to a latte out in the city, coffee most certainly brings me immense joy. Continue reading “The New York Coffee Festival”

The Ideal Rainy Day

It’s been raining in NYC a lot lately, which has not been the most convenient being that a good portion of my commute is on foot. It probably goes without saying that most of us would much prefer a sunny, 75º day over 55ºand rainy. There is just a lot more that you can do when it it’s a nice day, right?

However true that may be, there are a few things about a rainy (or snowy!) day that I just love. Rainy days off give us permission to stay inside all day, watching movies, baking delicious creations, and reading a good book.

With that said, I bring you my ideal NYC rainy day. Continue reading “The Ideal Rainy Day”

My Struggle with Productivity

I am a textbook procrastinator. Even when I was in elementary school, you could bet your bottom dollar I was up way past my bedtime finishing a book report due tomorrow. Needless to say, my parents were not pleased that I was staying up late and cramming in my schoolwork at the last possible moment.

But, somehow, I made it work for me. I got good grades, went to a great college, and even though my proclivity towards procrastination did cause me some unwarranted and unnecessary stress, I never strayed from my routine (or lack thereof).

I was one of the people that would say “I work best under pressure,” or “I don’t have any motivation when I have so much time to get something done.” Motivation is certainly a keyword here. Though I would certainly classify myself as someone with goals, passion, and drive, I have always had trouble with the little steps in between the big accomplishments–in the way that I put things off until they can no longer be avoided. Continue reading “My Struggle with Productivity”