I Heart New York!

New York, New York - Designerella

Hello from the Big Apple! And Happy Memorial Day! A recent opportunity included travel to New York City. Despite the fast pace of the city, it is a place I will never tire of. New York City is one of the most beautiful, busy, and cultural cities in the world. I captured some of the highlights of my visit to the city and hope you will enjoy.

New York, New York - Designerella

New York, New York - Designerella

New York, New York - Designerella

New York, New York - Designerella

New York, New York - Designerella

A stroll through Madison Square Park included viewing some amazing talent. You can feel the energy and art expressions from these magnificent performers. Just like every artist in New York City there is a hunger and thirst to express how much they love art and love living the American dream.

New York, New York - Designerella

New York, New York - Designerella

New York, New York - Designerella

New York, New York - Designerella

New York, New York - Designerella

Perhaps the best thing about the city is it allows you to interact with people from all around the world. When visiting the city I had the chance to really meet such wonderful people during my visit. These amazing people included some from my hometown, people from nearby states like Connecticut & New Jersey, a singing Pakistani cab driver, and a great friend from India who I just met on a train. New York City is a wonderful place to explore cultures from all around the world in one small city. I absolutely love New York City and I will always call this place home.

A smile goes a long way…

Norway - Designerella

Hello all!!!  First, I would like to apologize for not posting up any more spectacular moments from my amazing journey around the world.  My journeys have taken me to over 28 countries and many more cities.  Please browse through all my travel postings with the, if I do say so myself, fabulous pictures.  You can scroll down and click on “Older Posts” it will take you all around the world. And a second apology is necessary for taking more than a month off to blog!  It has been way too long…

The overseas travels lasted for almost 8 months, and I had the best time of my life.  It is an opportunity that I hope to experience again someday.  Working, traveling and my experiences overseas had opened my heart and my eyes to some amazing places and to, most of all, amazing people.  There are no words to describe those many amazing moments in my life overseas.

Working on a ship has been both awarding and challenging in many ways.  The most challenging thing for me was saying good-bye to some amazing people.  I have been blessed to become such great friends with people who live on the other side of the world. They have touched my heart in ways that will stay with me forever.  These friends are people from different countries, religions, and cultures that have filled my life with happiness.  Sharing small moments like a simple smile while having wine, to walking in a monsoon warmed my heart and brought me happiness.  Perhaps the biggest lesson of living overseas is that you can open a heart with just a simple smile.

Above is a picture of my wonderful home for the past 8 months. This image was captured during the start of my first voyage in Norway.  Norway is a place that I absolutely loved and must visit again in the near future. As an artist, I chose to share this picture because it shows my home, the mountain symbolizes the height of my challenges that I overcame and the calm sea symbolizes the happiness in my heart.