|A view of NYC. Photo by Christine Macdonald.
Traveling far from home can mean different things to many people. For some, it’s an escape. Others cling to the rear-view mirror, never allowing new experiences to fully bloom.
Sometimes we don’t give ourselves permission to enjoy different moments in our lives – especially if they take place outside our comfort zone. Floating in the shadows of fear, those special moments remain stagnant, unlived.
My trip to New York was one of those times where excitement and adventure outweighed fear. A couple mild panic attacks aside, last week was amazing. Rather than pontificate in a lengthy post boring you with every detail, I will quickly list whatever words come to mind. You can fill in the blanks with your own imagination.
Jersey , Manhattan
Happy Ending Lounge
Nicole and her friends
Crowd so lovely
They laughed in all the right places
Laced up shoes in the rain
Fall leaves brushed through town
The man with the artificle leg
Shoot The Freak
Cannoli and coffee
The best friends a girl can have
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Published by Christine Macdonald
About Christine Macdonald
Christine Macdonald is a Los Angeles based author from the island of O’ahu.
Through her writing she uses her voice, a unique blend of cutting truth and self-deprecating humor to inspire others to release their shame and tell their story.
She is public about her struggles with clinical depression and PTSD from childhood abuse.
Her forthcoming book of essays about surviving addiction and a career in the sex industry will be published in 2020.
For more on Christine’s remarkable story visit her website www.poletosoul.com.
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10 thoughts on “In so many words”
I just discovered your blog. I think that's very interesting the things you write.I follow you.Kisses from Bacerlona 🙂
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I thought you were gone….. I'm so glad you are not…
Interesting blogs you have. I have become a "follower".
You are having such awesome experiences! New York is one of my very favorite places. I hope you're feeling all right and taking breathers between all of your stuff. What are a couple of 40 somethings like us doing reinventing ourselves, anyway??(Oh, yeah. Having the time of our lives!)
I love your pictures, and greatly enjoy reading your posts.Can't wait to read more.Kaylahttp://717inthe215.blogspot.com/
Great pics. I grew up in Jersey and visited the city a lot but seeing the pictures remind me of how much you can really see there. Glad your trip was a success.
Simple words couldn't have described the city any better. Love the pictures, and now I know what Shoot the Freak means….LOL.
I love your writing – i'm actually in NYC now – and truly enjoy reading about your view of this amazing city…nille.xxhttp://astepoutinacrazyworld.blogspot.com
I am interested in your idea of a Word List. It is perhaps almost more evocative that way and has inspired me. I think I would perhaps do it as a mind map…ideas ideas.Please check out my blog and follow:http://mshavisham.blogspot.comThe story of modern day Ms Havisham