Before I continue to write more about my time in California; as well as the lifestyle changes I plan to make, change and continue with whilst here, I'd like to share with you about the week I spent in New York with my sister, Anna before catching the plane here to LA.
When I first made the decision to spend several months away from home, and to come to America, my sister and I thought this would be a great opportunity to take a trip to New York. We've both previously been there a few years ago and loved it, although felt we didn't make the most of it and thought it would be the perfect place to go back to. So we booked our hotel and flights to New York from 19th to 25th June.
We both had an incredible time, wandering the streets of Manhattan, sussing out the subway, relaxing in the beautiful gardens in Central Park, catching up over glasses of fresh lemonade and iced coffees. The list of amazing things goes on; the amount we managed to pack in was substantial and how we managed it, I have no idea!
New York was the start to my big American adventure, the beginning to what I hope to be, and what has already started to be, a life changing experience. New York gave me and Anna time; time that we haven't had for a number of years. This time gave us the chance to get to know one another again. We've both been so caught up in our own complicated lives that we both really, really made the most of our time in New York. I feel our relationship has grown tremendously; we've both gotten to know one another again, the ways we've changed over the years...but also that we still have those characteristics that make us the sisters we are; we both annoy, love, frustrate and care for each other which is what a sister relationship is about. She's my family, my best friend and I will always be there for her, as she is for me.
I will forever treasure the time we spent together in New York.
I hope you're able to appreciate these wonderful moments through some of the photographs I took.