How I have missed you! I am popping by my blog to let you know that I am not gone nor have I forgotten you. So here's an update on what's been happening in Equis' and my life.
1. MEMOIR WRITING WORKSHOP: Just because I haven't been writing on Equis' Place recently doesn't mean I haven't been writing. I HAVE! Three weeks ago, I ended a ten-week Memoir I writing course with Cullen Thomas through Gotham Writers Workshop. Tonight, I start Memoir Writing II, and I couldn't be more excited.
Actually, this class is the reason I was finally able to finish Delivery: Equis' Birth Part Three, a post that garnered 467 Likes, which all then went away once I bought my own domain name. In spite of this numerical tragedy, I have been so proud of the fact that I was brave enough to put myself and my memories out there, and it made me ecstatic to see how many people appreciated my honest storytelling. I am hoping that this next course will push me further in the direction that I want to go with this Mom blog and my writing career. I will keep you updated!
There were so many things to worry about: making sure I packed everything we needed; dealing with my fear of plane rides; hoping that my boyfriend's family would still love me after the trip; and working to make sure Equis was safe from red ants and cliffs and car accidents.
But all that worry was for nought because we are back in New York City safe and sound, tanned and planning our next vacation with the knowledge that Equis LOATHES sand. We did so many wonderful activities in Puerto Rico, including trips to Las Cascadas Waterpark, a Carnival, Go-Karts, and a long hike through El Yunque Rainforest, that this vacation deserves its own post coming soon.
So far, we've visited the beautiful Central Park Conservatory Garden where Equis ripped up leaves even after I told him not to, we barbecued at Ferry Point Park in the Bronx, we bowled at Frames in Port Authority, and we wandered around the South Street Seaport. We also hung out at Pier 25 at Hudson River Park where Equis perfected his mini-golf game and chose to use my adult stick over the child's one. We even visited the Prospect Park Zoo for the first time, and although I worried that Equis would be scared of the animals, he happily fed pellets to sheep. For July 4th, we enjoyed a barbecue in the park by our building, and then we headed to the roof to see the fireworks, which Equis LOVED. He kept saying, "WOW!"
We are hoping to head over to Camelbeach Mountain Waterpark in the Poconos next and take two more NYC trips: one to Coney Island and the other on a Tropical Oasis Cruise. If you're in the NYC area, definitely check out the links to visit these places with or without your children too. More posts and pictures on these activities soon. I promise!
Be on the lookout for new posts that delve further into what I've written here and others on the Kiddie Cruise Equis and I will be going on this month as well as my upcoming participation in BlogHer '12 in August!
Thank you, Reader, for bearing with me as I try to keep up with my writing game. I am so grateful that you follow me and care about my stories. In the meantime, Equis and I will keep on living our lives, which we must do if I'll have anything to blog about!