Week in review: 22 – 28 July 2019

I have gradually reached a state of inner balance. After our move, I basically needed three full weeks of sleep. Now I have a lot more energy to walk outside and fully enjoy the summer and/in the City. And there is so much to explore. I feel so lucky that we get to live not only in Manhattan, but even in Midtown. I don’t think it gets any more central than this. In front of our well isolated windows is busy Lexington Avenue. I really enjoy having my first cup of coffee still in bed while watching the street outside. It takes us about 5 minutes to walk to Grand Central. This week it took me exactly 8 minutes to Bryant Park because I saw that there would be a free Broadway musical show – and I can be quick if I really want to. There is a Japanese supermarket a few blocks away and I have discovered that the deli on the corner is home to a beautiful ginger cat. It takes a little longer to walk to Central Park, but even that is quite enjoyable because there are so many things to see. I often have my head up in the air because I am still so very fascinated by all the towers. And by that I mean the architecture that has changed so much over the last century.

We live about 10 minutes from the ferries on 34th Street that take us to Queens, Brooklyn or Downtown. I took the ferry home from Smorgasburg (a big food market with amazing street food) in Williamsburg yesterday – and the whole trip reminded me so much of Istanbul. Granted, the NYC ferries are a little smaller and not yet as popular, but the atmosphere is the same. People sit inside or outside, talk to each other, have a drink or snack from the little shop on board, look at the water and all the buildings we pass. To me this is just perfect – it feels like Istanbul in America, or like big cities radiate very similar vibes. And I am so happy that I live in its very center.

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|Watched| Gilmore Girls, Spider-Man: Far from home
|Read| A whole new mind: Why right-brainers will rule the future*, Becoming*
|Listened to| Jake Bugg, Annemaykantereit
|Done| almost finished setting up the apartment, enjoyed the summer in the City by taking long walks to Central Park and Bryant Park, I visited the Museum at FIT and Smorgasburg
|Eaten| Turkish beans, my boyfriend’s signature eggplant dish, green bean stew, kebap, Portuguese grilled octopus sandwich
|Drunk| water, coffee, beer, white wine
|Thought| I should volunteer for some good cause
|Been happy| when I saw a free Broadway in Bryant Park show with several songs from the “Lion King”
|Laughed| everytime a box becomes empty, Canavar jumps inside
|Desired| a little more routine
|Bought| two dresses, two Korean masks, food
|Clicked| I have the impression that more female bloggers have addressed finances recently and I personally believe we should all talk much more about money: Was ein „Fuck Off Fund“ mit finanzieller Selbstverteidigung zu tun hat & warum wir Frauen solch ein Notfallkonto brauchen!; I found this article interesting about how easy it is to manipulate us into wanting something: Freedom from Consumerism

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