Doing My Best

I haven’t posted in forever. Here are a bunch of photos of my time back in Boston so far.

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First night back in Boston

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This year’s dorm decor. I got that lamp from the kid’s section of Target.

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Walking the bridge from Cambridge to Boston. In the center you can see the gold tip of the Capital building.

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The view from my room is a brick wall. My friend has a gorgeous view of the sunset every night.

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First walk to the Esplanade of the year.

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I bought two plants and now I’m an obnoxious cat lady.

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I discovered Brookline Booksmith. My life will never be the same.

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Gourmet Dumpling House & Mia

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Donburri at Wagamama

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Best friend visits for less then 24 hours.

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Don’t know what I would do without these people.

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Washington in the Garden.

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Ben looks so grown up in his college apartment.

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When your dad takes you out for a bowl of noodle soup. The next day I came down with strep and was out of commission for like a week.

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I have a secret walking route that is so peaceful.

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OTTO Pizza is my home away from home.

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Fall in Brookline.

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Fall nights at home.

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So happy to be home with my dad and to be in the Maine fresh air.

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The best brunch in the whole wide world.

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Mom came for Parent’s Weekend. And pasta.

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Sorry mom.

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This Week

This week has been long! It started off strong though and the weather this weekend is already making me miss summer because I know it’ll be gone before I know it. Soon enough it will be replaced with long days filled with studying over textbooks and sleep deprivation.

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The most perfect night for a summer concert!

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Friends!

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My best friend and forever&always concert buddy.

On Tuesday night, I went to see Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros for the third time! It was the perfect night for a summer concert. We had such a blast, but I’m not gonna lie, the band isn’t really the same without some of the original members… oh well! Live music is always a good time.

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I finished at massive project a work on Friday, and it felt so good! This wasn’t the prettiest picture of all the packages I was making, but it is still nice to have as a reminder of all the hard work.

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The annual Clam Fest! One of my best friend’s is in town from Seattle. We watched the parade on Friday from the same spot that we have been since we were freshman in high school. Time flies, but it is comforting to know that some things can stay the same.

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“Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one!” Love the hallway aesthetic in my godmother’s home.

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Roses in my godmother’s garden are giving me ideas for my next tattoo… (sorry mom!)

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Daisies of my dreams

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My mom said if I cooked breakfast, she would wash the dishes. I agreed. And then she surprised me with a special ‘Lazy Sunday’ breakfast dessert. What a good woman.

 

Highlights not in pictures:

  • I didn’t get a parking ticket while at the concert! Always a win in the battle to find free parking.
  • Listened to such a thought-provoking episode of Invisibilia this week. It was perfect timing with all the violence and hate around the world right now.
  • Had a really nice conversation with my dad about business and future goals over our Friday lunch.
  • So lame but my mom and I bought the same pair of shoes so we could match, and I was (and still am) very excited about it.
  • My mom and I are in talks of starting a vegetable garden next summer! Fingers crossed we stick to it!

 

This week was great personally, but I was also fighting back a lot of anxiety regarding the state of the World right now. There is so much hate and sadness being felt and spread, don’t contribute to it. The smallest but maybe one of the most important things we can do right now is focus on the love and happiness that is present in our lives ❤

My Boston

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I took these photos back in September on a day when I didn’t feel like I was quite fitting into the city. On that day, I forced myself to leave my dorm room and go on a walk around Beacon Hill and the Public Gardens. I kept my technology away to unplug except for these few moments when I felt compelled to take out my phone and capture where I was. This walk was a turning point for me because after it, Boston started to feel like home.

I keep these photos on my phone and often find myself scrolling through them when I’m having a down day and feeling a little defeated. They remind me of how far I’ve come in the short time that I’ve been at school and that just because I’m having a bad day, doesn’t mean that I’ll never have another good day.

I wanted to share these photos because I take such pride in this city that I wanted to spread its beauty around the world.

Thank you, Boston, for being so good to me these past few months. I’m glad to call you a second home. Xx