Friday, June 5, 2015

Life Lately {NYC, Pittsburgh & BookCon Adventures}

Three weekends in May I was off having adventures and sharing them on Instagram. I tend to get a bit snap-happy when I'm having a good time. I take pictures of my food, what I'm about to see, what's around me, etc. I should probably take it all in without a phone or camera in front of my face, but I'm a Millenial, so can you really blame me? And just because I'm documenting it doesn't mean I'm not taking it in. Anyone else agree? Sometimes it's nice to have a reminder of the good times when things aren't going your way. 
In early May, the lovely Naomi and her husband Jason were in town (because they won tickets to see Mumford & Sons #jealous) and we had a wonderful day exploring the Met, relaxing in Central Park, eating at a pop-up market called Mad Sq Eats, searching for cool street art (a Banksy!), and talking about life, moving, blogging, and writing. We had a great conversation about my novel and she's helped me see it in a new light, so thanks, Naomi!
It was kind of a spur of the moment decision to go to Pittsburgh. I was originally planning to go see Jess, Kristin, and Marissa in early fall, but then Jess told me she was moving to Houston in mid-June, so back in March I decided May was as good a time as any. I had a blast hanging out with them and after an hour it was like we had always known each other. I went to an outdoor food festival, saw the Cathedral of Learning Hogwarts, took the Incline, explored the Carnegie Museum of Art and Natural History, went to the Andy Warhol Museum, and bought too many cute things from cute shops.
This was my first year going to BookCon (or officially #TheBookCon) and it was AWESOME! I spent the first day with Danielle, Gaby, and Alyson of Bibliosmiles (plus their friend Shirley) and then spent the second day with my friend Brittany. I honestly can't pick a favorite day because I got so many books (19 in total!), attended fantastic panels where I learned a lot about writing and got new ideas for my own novel, and got to see cool authors (Rainbow Rowell! James Dashner! Elle Luna! Austin Kleon! Adi Alsaid!). 

What have you been up to?
Any plans for June?

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14 comments:

  1. So excited for you to read The Raven Boys!!

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  2. Dressed With SoulJune 5, 2015 at 8:34 AM

    Dear Sara, obviously you had really a wonderful last month. Thank you for sharing so many lovely and interesting moments!

    xx from Germany/Bavaria, Rena

    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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  3. LittleMonsterx14June 5, 2015 at 9:05 AM

    Looks like you had an awesome month doing so many things!!

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  4. BookCon sounds awesome I must check it out! Looks like May was a fun month!

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  5. Bookcon sounds amazing! Also Pittsburgh seems like a very pretty place, I've been watching videos from a vlogger who lives there and now I really want to go someday :)

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  6. May sounds like it was amazing for you! So many fun things!

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  7. I had such a blast with you and you need to get your butt up here again sometime! :)

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  8. I'm a bit biased being from there myself, but it's such a photogenic city :) Come visit sometime!

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  9. Sounds like you've had a pretty fun couple of weeks! Love spending time in Pittsburgh.

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  10. Sounds like your summer is off to a great start! Jealous as mine will be a quiet one waiting to get money saved to do some things next summer.

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  11. Bookcon reminds me of author's day from when I was a child. Overall it looks like you had an awesome month! The met, Pittsburgh, bookcon are all such exciting adventures! As a fellow millennial, I loved see all the pictures from the places you visited :)

    Mili

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  12. BookCon looks fun! It's a shame we don't have those kinds of convention here in my country. But there'll be the very first Jakarta ComiCon this year, so I'll definitely look forward to it. And Pittsburgh sounds like a nice place! xx

    Dara | Hola Darla | @DarlaOct

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  13. these are amazing pictures!!! aaahh!! such fun travels!

    Have a great week!

    Animated Confessions

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  14. Your photos are gorgeous! I hope to go to the US and meet you sometime too!

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