Welcome to the first of my “Visiting Boston” Series! This is actually much shorter than the Florida series because it was only for a weekend…. At first. DUN DUN DUN.
Okay in all seriousness, before I can tell you about actually being in Boston, I have to tell you about the day before the trip
So the day is Thursday, April 13, 2017. Yes we are fast-forwarding 4 months. Setting the scene, my senior year of college is almost over and I honestly can’t believe 4 years had gone by so quickly. Stress levels were high and grades were low (hahahh) but all of that was forgotten for one day: The Senior Calvert Cotillion!
I had been looking forward to this day for months, especially because I chose the theme for the event: A Film Noir. I had all my preparation ready, my dress, my hair, my makeup, my gameplan, but one thing I didn’t have: time. Even though I had hours to get ready for the event, I had only 30 minutes after the event, because I had to rush to the airport to catch a flight (by myself!!) to meet my parents in Boston for the weekend. Although the visit was only going to be for my parents and brother, since Boston is my favorite city, I insisted on tagging along.
The dance was great, even though all the songs the DJ played were hard to dance to, it was nice getting together with 500 of my closest friends (literally) and eating hors d’oeuvres. We had some great photo-ops, and I pretended that I was actually in a black and white movie! So of course, after one of the best days in my senior year(!!) I had to go home and pack my stuff to go on a Spirit Airline at 6 am.
Big shout out to my roommate and one of my close friends Divya, for giving me a ride to the airport at 4 am, seriously, you’re the real MVP.
This was the first time that I had ridden a plane by myself, and honestly, I felt like I was lacking in some rite of passage that all of my friends had already accomplished. But better late than never. I went into the security line with my carry-on bag, filled with chargers, makeup, a book, and my laptop. After going through security at 5 am, which I was somehow surprisingly awake for despite getting 30 minutes of sleep, I got in line at Starbucks and ordered my usual chai latte and got a breakfast sandwich to go.
I was lucky because my experience on Spirit was really chill, my flight wasn’t delayed and I read a book and did some blogging while waiting for the flight to board. I didn’t pay extra for any baggage (my parents took that when they drove up to Boston) and wasn’t picky about my seat. In an hour flight, it really didn’t matter at all.
I reached Boston right before 8 am, where my dad met me at the airport and he dropped me off at the Hotel (Pictured Above) so I could sleep before the rest of the day started! It was my parents anniversary so it was so nice to be able to celebrate in a different city with them!
More about my actual day in Boston, tomorrow! 🙂
Also Another birthday shoutout to my favorite twins: Aniqa and Naureen!! I hope you both enjoy being 23, I can’t wait to celebrate with you both very soon! Much love to you both on this special day!
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