Everyone has been to Miami before. This has been and still continues to be a vacation spot for so many people. It has always been a place I’ve wanted to visit. My first time there was in March. My girlfriend and I took a trip out there and had an amazing time. We hung out on the beach, went bike riding on Ocean Drive, and got drunk damn near everyday. We even had the chance to catch a Miami Heat game. Believe it or not that was actually the first professional basketball game I’ve ever been to. Im from NY and my first basketball game was in Miami. That’s extremely backwards seeing how NY has two pro basketball teams. I was actually able to capture an amazing pic of the pre game flames. Literally!
The picture of the palm trees is significant to me because it represents the calm and serenity of Miami. I took it the first morning we arrived. We went to grab breakfast at a place called Front Porch Cafe. The food was incredible and of course we had mimosas on the side. The palm trees were right outside the restaurant. It was such a calm experience. The Miami vibe is chill but vibrant. The Ocean Dr. strip is the perfect mix of relaxation and turn up. This was a great experience for both my girlfriend and I because she’s never been to Miami either. It can now be scratched off the bucket list.
So, this is the beginning of a great adventure. I have been through so much this year that I haven’t had the time to reflect on everything that I’ve done. That time is now. So many great things have happened since this year has started. I have created a more useful platform that I feel I can utilize more for broadcasting these great things going forward.
First things first I finally made it on to my first plane! I went to Vegas with a company I started out interning with called Liberty Fairs, a trade show company for menswear. Long story short the company conducts a huge trade show twice a year in Las Vegas. They chose me and 6 other interns to work that particular show. It was a great experience but aside from that, that was my first time on an airplane. What a great view! Shortly after that me and my girlfriend flew to Miami for a little “Baecation”. That was a great experience as well but not only was that my first time in Miami, that was my first time in Florida period.
Fast forward about 2 months from that moment…. I alongside some great friends took the stage at the Javits Center in NYC for our FIT graduation. After everything I’ve been through I’m finally able to say I graduated with my Bachelor’s degree from one of the best if not the best fashion institution in the country. What a great way to kick off the summer!
Fast forward about 2 months from that moment and we are mid way through the summer. My and my good friend took a drive up to Canada. Toronto has been a place I’ve always wanted to go to. I’ll admit though I never wanted to go there before Drake came about. After tha, everybody always bragged about how great of a city it is. We drove 9 hours to get there but once we made it I was relieved. Such a great, clean, and diverse city with lots of culture and hometown pride. So many people were walking around with Raptors or Blue Jays apparel. Two weeks after coming back from Canada I made it back out to Vegas with Liberty Fairs again for the second show. This time around it was better because I knew most of the brands and sales reps who were going to be there. I came back to NY with so much free stuff!
Throughout the course of these 8 months I’ve done and experienced some of the greatest things ever. I am trying to get into the habit of living in the moment but its hard to when these are moments that have to be document.
This is only the beginning.