Next week I’m off to New York City!
I will be attending LUNGevity’s Celebration of Hope event. In addition to attending the event, I am excited for two major things. First, I’ll be able to give my blogging friend Jessica Rice a big hug. Second, I’m going to NYC for the first time in my adult life!
Going to New York is pretty much a big fat huge deal to me. It is because last Spring I said, “Ya know, I think I want to go to New York City before I die,” and I said it to a lot of people. I’m pretty certain I had some wine prior to saying something so ridiculously committing as that. In the months to follow I slowly began to backpedal. I had decided it would not be the relaxing get-away I really wanted or needed. I deemed it too expensive. In summer it was going to be far too hot; winter way too cold. I had a plethora of excuses. Though, the long list never seemed to outweigh my original statement. It all boiled down to my not-negotiable need to follow through and how could I have been so foolish to say before I die?
About a month ago Katie Brown, Director of Support and Advocacy at LUNGevity, and I began communicating about an event they would be hosting in New York City. Turns out, thanks to Lungevity, I will be attending this event. So, NYC here I come!
I’m not quite sure how all of this seemed to work out in my favor. Does it matter? I am ever so thankful to all the individuals involved who made this happen for me.