Staying in New York was the funnest four days of my life. I was with people from my school, and they're pretty much my friends. I like them well enough, and we were all awesome. There was absolutely no tension except for Lizzy who bitched half the time.
Got up a 3:45 AM to go drive to Atlanta to catch my flight. Lizzy and Gabe rode with me, and it was kinda awkward but they slept anyways. By the time we got to the airport, we were all exhausted already and just chilled around the sitting area. Then, we boarded and took off half an hour later because there was a slight delay. Anyways, the flight was alright. When we got to the airport, all of us were incredibly excited and ecstatic. The weather was actually nice - 60's. So, we hailed a taxi and drove to the Hotel which was pretty fancy. Our rooms were decent, and I was rooming with Bonnie, Becca, and Claire. We all have pretty good temperaments. We got dressed for opening ceremonies, walked to Rockerfellar Center and got Subway for Dinner and then back to the hotel to go to the UN. Opening Ceremonies was boring, but what else do you expect? We all were exhausted anyways and ended up falling asleep. Then, after Opening Ceremonies, we went back to the hotel to debate. Let me tell you, I only spoke once because I didn't care about debating. I just wanted to see the sights and travel around. Anyways, after a long ass debate session, we all went back to our rooms to relax. Then, sleep, which was good.
We wake up extra early to go out and some fun. We take the subway to Brooklyn Bridge and walk across it. It was amazing by the way. Then, we walked around trying to find Alexander Hamilton's grave, which we eventually did. Oh, we also went to Ground Zero which was incredibly sad, of course. After Ground Zero, we walked around some more. At some point in the walk, we ran into some people filming. What they were filming, I don't know. Who knows, maybe we're in a movie or some shit. We had lunch at another Deli, and literally, powerwalked back to hotel because it was raining so hard. We also had to get ready for committee. We dressed up and went to go debate after lunch. I patiently waited 'til dinner, and we went to some really expensive Irish place -- St. Andrew's. It was pretty good despite being a thirty dollar meal. Another Committee session ensued. Then, I patiently waited again. After that, we went back upstairs and went to bed.
Committee in the morning. I waited for lunch. We went to this place called Kikku's with Aaron and Bonnie, which was alright. They had really good dumplings. Went back to the hotel for another committee session. Then, I waited for dinner. We changed and went about Chinatown and Little Italy. I haggled for some people in Chinese -- very successful. We ate at this little Italian place, and it was super good. I absolutely loved my Fettucine Alfredo. Then, after shopping, we headed to Times Square, which is amazing at night and explored around for a bit at the M&M shop, Toys R Us, and other places. After that, we went back to the hotel and got some rest.
Closing Ceremonies and Plenary Session was a bitch. Longest ass hours of my life. Completely pointless. Anyways, after that, we went back to the hotel, collected our bearings, and went to Natural Museum of History and Central Park. Central Park is incredibly beautiful. I loved it. Oh, and we went to this toy store which was incredibly fun. I loved it. I got some stuff for people and shit. Did I mention that somewhere on this day I bought a new purse? Anyways, dinner --> pizza place. pretty good. Then, Baker, our chaperone, allowed us to go to Times Square to shop. On the way there, we hit up H&M. IT WAS THE SHIZ. It's my favorite store next to forever21. zomg. Then, I don't remember much. All else was hazy.
We came back....even if I didn't want to.
It was a good trip, and everyone was good. I think I know more things about myself now. And, I realized, I'm a city girl. I LOVED walking around the big city 'til my legs would fall or break off. Then, when my mom picked me up, she told me UT Austin rejected me, and I wanted to cry. Because, it was a beacon of hope for me that I could escape. I realized...I don't want to go to UA. I really don't. I want to anywhere else but there. It's not a bad place, but I just...don't. I loved New York. I could really live there, and I want to. I wanna go to school there, live there, and work there. I'm depressed right now. Only because I don't want to settle for UA. I want so much more for myself. I'm going back to New York. I don't care. I felt like myself there. I felt like I belonged. I was just another face in the crowd, and I want it to stay like that.
I'm getting the fuck out of this shithole, regardless.