Tomorrow morning I am going to be leaving for the long drive to New York city. Because I have never been to the east coast, I hope to absorb as much of the experience as possible, and I also hope to gain knowledge about the city's culture and history. Of course, I know the shopping will be excellent, but for a poor college student like me I'm mostly interested in the fact that I am getting the opportunity to visit a place I have never been to.
That is precisely why this is a mindful retreat for me. I'm interested in more than the shopping and such; New York is the place where my ancestors first stepped foot on American soil (as far as I know), and this is a city with rich and diverse culture. As a young woman trying to get the most out of life and education, I'm looking forward to this mindful retreat to the big city.
I will be sure to post pictures and comments!