After 4 long months, I was able to take some time off and fly back across the ocean. It was so nice to have some time off because the last month has been really busy. Starting off with the Belfast Classic, then finishing up games and practices, and final projects to wrap up the semester; I was really needing some time off to regroup. For the first part of my Christmas break, I visited my girlfriend in Manhattan. Most of my friends also live in the city, so it was nice to spend some time with all of them.
The trip started with my girlfriend, Halle’s, company Christmas party. I arrived in the city and went right to the Christmas party, trying to power through the jet lag. We had a great time and it was really nice to meet a lot of her coworkers. It’s been hard being so far away, so it was nice to spend a couple of days together. We spent a day at Central Park and went to the MET. It was really cool to just walk around and check out all of the different exhibits. Plus, I’m still waiting for my invitation to the annual MET Gala. I also bought us tickets to see the show Chicago, on Broadway. It was a very ~artsy~ couple of days which was a nice change of pace from my daily life. We also got to spend a lot of time with our friends. We also went out to a lot of nice dinners because I was also really looking forward to having food that I can’t really have in Ireland. Like always when we’re together, it was a perfect couple of days. It is also so hard to say goodbye, but I had an amazing time in New York. I was also excited to go home and see my family for Christmas.