From NYC to Boston (and back). To Infinity and Beyond!

I am a CRAZY PERSON right now!

I am ALMOST completely moved into my new, New York apartment! Right now I’m in some kind of limbo where I’m sort of living like a nomad between my sublet and my actual place. I get out of work, move a load of shit my old place to my new apartment, which is conveniently six blocks away, and then crash on my borrowed air mattress…

Living in New York is not as luxurious as it seems to be!

Who am I kidding… I LOVE it here! I feel like a true New Yorker now that I have a permanent address.

So last weekend, I took a trip back to my beloved Boston, and WHAT a trip it was!

I forgot how much I love that city. I won’t lie… it brought back a lot of memories, both good and bad.  I felt like I was going back in time to a former life, even though it’s only been a few months!

My beautiful, incredible, life coach/mentor/former boss, Jackie, let me stay at her home, which I LOVE! Boston was a wonderful way to decompress after a week where I felt a little lack-luster (see my last post).  Being around people you love, who take care of you life family, is the BEST feeling in the world.

Jackie and I had a great night with wine and movies, then she (ever so patiently) helped me and my new roommate pack up my remaining things for my new apartment.  Moving sucks. No way around it. But being with Jackie, who reminds me a lot of my mom, helped a lot.

Speaking of Ro… I know I’ve said this before, but I really can feel her with me now more than ever.  It’s tough not having her go through this big change in my life, but I know if she were here, she would be the proudest momma.  I can literally hear her voice in my head whenever I make big decisions or need some loving words after I have a bad day.

Anyway… back to Boston.

On Saturday night, after a LONG day of moving boxes, Jackie, her son Michaelangelo and I got ready to go to St. Anthony’s Feast in the North End.

I LOVE ITALIANS!

Words cannot describe the amount of love that was just RADIATING from these people at the Feast.  I made about 10 new friends at THE BEST restaurant in the North End, Massimino’s.  Jackie (as usual) made me sing for everyone and all the middle-aged Italian women (my favorite demographic) wanted to be my best friend!

I could not get over the amount of love that was surrounding me during the course of that night.  We ended the night with some delicious shots surrounded by delicious people. 🙂

I told Jackie earlier that day that since I’ve moved to New York, I’ve made it my goal to let go of any anger or anxieties I have and just spread my love around.  Some of the best days I’ve had in New York are when I have really great conversations with people on the subway, or walked around and gotten lost among the little shops and restaurants.  It’s strange, but being in the busiest/craziest city in the world has actually made me more relaxed and happy. I think this is a sign that I’m EXACTLY where I need to be at this moment.

Anyway… I was incredibly sad to say goodbye to Boston and the Indrisano family on Sunday, but  I know that they are always there for me.  It was hard enough to leave, but the worst part was the SIX HOUR BUS RIDE. Megabus can kiss my fat ASS! I’ve never had a Megabus experience that I’ve actually enjoyed.  On the way to Boston, it was so cold on the bus and the driver didn’t know how to turn off the air conditioning, so she stopped on the side of the road and started DUCT TAPING the vents.

What?!? Are you kidding me!?!?

On the way back, the air was fine, but we ran into crazy traffic, and I was stuck sitting next to the bathroom. And people were NOT afraid of using that bathroom, as noted by the terrible shit smell that surrounded my entire being for six, long hours.

Anyway… Such is life when you can only afford to ride the bus and not fly! Some day… hopefully…

So now that I’m a permanent New York resident, I feel like it can only go up from here!

I’m going to Infinity and Beyond baby!

Love,

Buzz Shan Year 🙂

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