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Freshman Year, in Photos

May 14, 2017 Leave your thoughts Print this page

(Photo credits to my best friend Soph for this one!!!)

I can’t believe it! My freshman year is over. Where did the time go?! It feels like just yesterday I was graduating high school and moving into my dorm. Now I’m going to be a sophomore. Holy guacamole!

These past nine months have been absolutely amazing. I’ve loved living in New York, making friends, hanging out at my new yoga studio, learning exciting things and, of course, eating lots of delicious food. I feel so much happier and more relaxed than I ever did in high school. Moving somewhere different totally changed my perspective. I’ve grown a lot, whether in being kinder to myself or more selective about to whom I extend my friendship. I’ve been able to let go a lot of past angst, things that had been holding me back for a while. It feels like a tremendous weight has been lifted off my shoulders, and the Big Apple has put the spring back into my step.

But, most importantly, I finally feel like I belong somewhere. I never felt like I fit in in my preppy suburban town. While I made it work and had great friends nonetheless, I knew from childhood that I was meant to be somewhere else. And now, I finally feel like I’ve found that place. The energy of New York is electric, and the people I’ve met here are so my type. I’ve loved listening to music with my friends, sharing life philosophies with my roommates, dancing with my yoga buddies — people who know how quirky they are and aren’t ashamed to show it. I feel so grateful to be in such a wonderful city.

In this post, I’m going to share some of my favorite photos and memories from this year — mostly so that, one day, I can look back and remember all of the fun. I hope you enjoy!

Fall

First days at Laughing Lotus, Flatiron District, August 2016

Mac and cheese at The Smith, East Village, September 2016

Walking the Brooklyn Bridge with Sophie, September 2016

Backbending at Laughing Lotus, Flatiron District, September 2016

Cookies at Levain Bakery, Upper West Side, September 2016

Walking to Brooklyn across Manhattan Bridge, September 2016

Being bougie at Brookfield Place, Financial District, with Kevin, September 2016

UFO Cone at Ice & Vice, Chinatown, September 2016

Bushwick Collective, Bushwick (Brooklyn), September 2016

Matcha Latte at Bibble and Sip, Theater District, October 2016

My room at Founders Hall, East Village, October 2016

Shovels & Rope at Williamsburg Hall of Music, Williamsburg (Brooklyn), October 2016

Last day of 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training at Saraswati’s Yoga Joint, October 2016

Sending off my vote for POTUS (HILL YEAH), October 2016

Iconic Birken-sock combo with street art, East Village, October 2016

Foliage at Prospect Park, Park Slope/Prospect Heights (Brooklyn), October 2016

Breakfast at Buvette, West Village, October 2016

Chocolat chaud at Maribelle, Soho, October 2016

Kara on the West Side Highway, October 2016

Advisory NYC reunion, October 2016 (Alison, Alexandra, myself, Maggie, Haley)

Frozen smore at Dominique Ansel, Soho, October 2016

Protesting at Trump Tower, Midtown, November 2016

Being nasty in the East Village, November 2016

Rockaway Beach (Queens) with Mallika and Ruchi (two of my roomies), November 2016

Sticky notes at Union Square, November 2016

Brunch at Queens Comfort, Astoria (Queens), November 2016

Exploring Astoria (Queens), November 2016

Christmas tree at Bryant Park, Midtown, December 2016

Late Show with Steven Colbert, Theater District, December 2016

Bernie Sanders at Cooper Union, East Village, December 2016

Lunch date with Stephanie, Greenwich Village, December 2016

Winter

Sunset on Sanibel Island, Florida, December 2016

Street Art in Hong Kong, January 2017

Stanley Harbor, Hong Kong, January 2017

Tai Tam Reservoir, Hong Kong, January 2017

Soup dumplings, Hong Kong, January 2017

Hello Kitty dim sum, Hong Kong, January 2017

Pastries at Cafe Causette, Hong Kong, January 2017

Shopping in Hong Kong, January 2017

Jeromy in Washington Square Park, January 2017

Lower East Side, January 2017

A bad hombre and a nasty woman, Williamsburg (Brooklyn), January 2017

Tompkins Square Bagels, East Village, January 2017

Pussy hat 24/7, Williamsburg (Brooklyn), January 2017

Rally for immigration reform, Battery Park, Financial District, January 2017

Hiding from the patriarchy in my favorite tree in Prospect Park, Park Slope/Prospect Heights (Brooklyn), February 2017

Snow day in Central Park, February 2017

Neon sign in the Flatiron District, February 2017

Hello Kitty ice cream in Flushing (Queens), February 2017

Sunrise clouds from my dorm window, East Village, February 2017

Valentine’s Day vibes, Greenwich Village, February 2017

Soul sisters, February 2017

Sophie’s 18th, February 2017

Lake Street Dive at College Street Music Hall, New Haven, February 2017

First warm day of the season, Washington Square Park, February 2017

Severn at Williamsburg Waterfront, Williamsburg (Brooklyn), February 2017

Brunch at Milk and Roses, Greenpoint (Brooklyn), March 2017

International Women’s Day Rally with Alienor, Washington Square Park, March 2017

Sophie at golden hour, March 2017

Advisory pizza party, March 2017

Spring

Family dinners with Kas, East Village, March 2017

Being artsy at Spreadhouse Cafe, Lower East Side, March 2017

Tongues out with Sophie, Elizabeth Street Garden, Nolita, March 2017

Stealing daffodils at the Elizabeth Street Garden, Nolita, March 2017

Breakfast at Citizens of Chelsea, Chelsea, March 2017

Early cherry blossoms at Central Park, April 2017

Stealing more flowers at Central Park, April 2017

Daffodils at the Elizabeth Street Garden, Nolita, April 2017

Spicy Spring from Prince Street Pizza, Nolita, April 2017

Ample Hills cone, Park Slope, April 2017

Prospect Park, Park Slope/Prospect Heights (Brooklyn), with Scarlett, April 2017

Scarlett at Prospect Park, Park Slope/Prospect Heights (Brooklyn), April 2017

Prospect Park cherry blossoms, Park Slope/Prospect Heights (Brooklyn), April 2017

Rowing with Kevin in Central Park, April 2017

Murray’s Cheese Bar, West Village, April 2017

Walking the Brooklyn Bridge, April 2017

Cobble Hill, April 2017

Ice cream at Sundaes & Cones, East Village, April 2017

Cherry blossoms in Washington Square Park, April 2017

March for Science, Theater District, April 2017

Falafel slider, Techniques of Regional Cuisine final, April 2017

Shelby in Washington Square Park, April 2017

Flowers in Alphabet City, April 2017

Shelby at the 6B Community Garden, Alphabet City/East Village, April 2017

Roommates (Amanda, Abby, Mallika, Ruchi) in Greenpoint (Brooklyn), April 2017

 

Paulie Gee’s, Greenpoint (Brooklyn), April 2017

Serendipity 3, Upper East Side, April 2017

Roommates (Ruchi, Mallika, Abby, Amanda) at Wowfulls, Lower East Side, May 2017

Wowfulls, Lower East Side, May 2017

Fourteenth floor squad at Wowfulls, Lower East Side, May 2017

Laughing Lotus, Flatiron District, May 2017

View from West Side Highway, May 2017

Birthday cake courtesy of roommates, May 2017

Last lunch with the roomies, Greenwich Village, May 2017

Thanks to everyone who made my freshman year so special. Here’s to many more good times!!!

xoxoxoxoxo

Abby

P.S. A year wouldn’t be complete without a playlist. So in case you’ve read this far (haha), here were some of my favorites from this year!

  1. Life Itself ~ Glass Animals
  2. Dearly Departed ~ Shakey Graves and Esme Patterson
  3. Call Me ~ St. Paul and the Broken Bones
  4. Hell Yeah ~ Lake Street Dive
  5. Leaves and Kings ~ Josh Ritter
  6. Dopamine ~ BORNS
  7. Stronger Than That ~ Bahamas
  8. Anywhere ~ Passenger
  9. Part of Me ~ Tedeschi Trucks Band
  10. Hail Hail ~ Shovels & Rope
  11. Stay ~ Kygo
  12. Bad Moon Rising ~ Creedence Clearwater Revival
  13. Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard ~ Paul Simon
  14. Stayin’ Alive ~ Bee Gees (yes, laugh at me all you want)
  15. Gemini Feed ~ Banks
  16. Never Be Like You ~ Flume
  17. Sex and Question Marks ~ The Wombats
  18. Youth ~ Glass Animals
  19. 29 #Strafford APTS ~ Bon Iver
  20. My Heart’s in the Right Place ~ Lake Street Dive
  21. All Is Now Harmed ~ Ben Howard
  22. Josh McBride ~ The Head and the Heart
  23. Girl from the North Country ~ Bob Dylan
  24. Be the Song ~ Foy Vance
  25. Godawful Things ~ Lake Street Dive
  26. Amazing Eyes ~ Good Old War
  27. Wild Ones ~ Bahari
  28. Beekeeper ~ David Wax Museum
  29. Your Sly Smile ~ Iron & Wine
  30. Tomorrow ~ Shakey Graves
  31. La Belle Fleur Sauvage ~ Lord Huron
  32. You Go Down Smooth ~ Lake Street Dive
  33. Two of Us on the Run ~ Lucius
  34. Fool ~ BORNS
  35. Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes ~ Paul Simon
  36. Fell in Love with a Girl ~ The White Stripes
  37. No You Girls ~ Franz Ferdinand
  38. Elijah ~ Lake Street Dive
  39. Paint It, Black ~ The Rolling Stones
  40. HandClap ~ Fitz and the Tantrums
  41. Aftershave Ocean ~ The Vaccines
  42. Little Record Girl ~ Bahamas
  43. Two Fingers ~ Jake Bugg
  44. Goodway ~ Monsters of Folk
  45. Colas ~ David Wax Museum
  46. Wildewoman ~ Lucius
  47. Go Your Own Way ~ Fleetwood Mac
  48. Born at the Right Time ~ Paul Simon
  49. Tilted ~ Christine and the Queens
  50. Save the World ~ Shovels & Rope
  51. I Know What I Know ~ Paul Simon
  52. Get Together ~ Handsome and Gretyl
  53. Dancing at the Blue Lagoon ~ Cayucas
  54. Everybody Wants to Rule the World ~ Tears for Fears
  55. All Around the World or the Myth of Fingerprints ~ Paul Simon
  56. Artifice ~ SOHN
  57. Buckets of Rain ~ Bob Dylan
  58. I’ve Just Seen a Face ~ The Beatles
  59. Good Morning ~ Grouplove
  60. Waiting on the Summer ~ VHS Collection
  61. If She Wants Me ~ Belle & Sebastian
  62. Doing Good ~ Milky Chance
  63. She’s a Rainbow ~ The Rolling Stones
  64. She Loves You ~ The Beatles
  65. I Don’t Want to Know ~ Fleetwood Mac

 


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