But it quickly hit a major low when I got bad news on Tuesday. Luckily, I truly have the best friends in the world and we basically just extended our trip another night and got back together on Tuesday night.
Tonight, I had plans to go to the ballet with my parents. My mom had heard that Sleeping Beauty was playing a limited engagement and asked if I wanted to go. Um, yes??
It’s so easy living in NYC to take for granted all the amazing cultural opportunities, but when I do something like go to the ballet, it reminds me why I live in the best city in the world.
While I couldn’t take any photos in the theater, Sleeping Beauty was wonderful. When I was younger, I didn’t really appreciate the ballet (WHERE ARE ALL THE WORDS?), but now I love watching the story unfold through dance and music. (Just a sidenote for NYC people: if you’re into ballet, some friends are members of the American Ballet Theatre’s Junior Council and love it.)
I mean, Lincoln Center is just so ugly.
While a night hanging out with my parents didn’t absolve me of my problems, it helped me forget for just a little while. (See also: a productive session with my therapist and a long walk.)
As we left, we saw a party going on! Turns out it was the Rose Ball, a free masquerade event for young members and $20 for the public. My mom very seriously asked if I wanted to stay. I am ballsy, but rolling up to a masquerade ball alone–where I don’t know anyone–is a bit much for even me.
What’s your favorite way to get all cultured and stuff? And favorite way to forget about your problems?