Vegas, Anyone?

It feels like an eternity since I have written a blog entry. I hate to say it, but writing on here seems so foreign and I feared this would happen since I have been gone for so long. My appearance or lack thereof on my blog can be compared to that person who reappears and disappears only to return to say “hey bighead”. I feel as if I owe a huge explanation to my readers on what has been happening in my life.

God has blessed me TREMENDOUSLY this year. As a result of this, I have been living a lot more in the moment and unfortunately, not documenting my journey as much as I would have liked to. Back in 2014, I made a pledge to myself to not only travel more, but to do more things for “me”. I hate to use the term “selfish” but that is the closest term I can think of when it comes to what I have been up to.

  1. Freedom: A few years ago I would have hated the fact of having an abundance of alone time and now, I thrive off of it. Having the ability to have your own space and your own personal freedom really does good for the body. I am what some would consider a social butterfly. Although there are some perks to being a sociable person there are also some cons. Often times, and still presently I would experience “burnout”—being alone but never having a moment to myself. I would get off of work only to be glued to my phone doing more work, catching up on e-mails, messages. Much of this has attributed to my lack of posting. I would feel as if this was “work” and made excuses as to why I haven’t posted. However, I’m working to change this and find a balance because right now I’m working at 100% capacity.

  2. Traveling: This year, I have traveled A LOT. I still have one last trip to Houston coming up and another Eurotrip to Greece next year. And with travel, comes planning which is time consuming.

  3. Changes: I have a lot of exciting changes coming soon. So my focus have been on that.

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But, now that I’ve presented you all with an update, let me get back to blog talk!

I recently visited Vegas for the FIRST TIME, yes, the first time as an adult. I know some of you are thinking—”HUH?”, or “you live in California…why did it take you so long?”. So to sum it up, I spent a total of six years in school (including undergrad and grad school). During this time, I rarely traveled or went out as much as I would have liked to. So, now that I have completed school, I have the funds to splurge on things fun activities such as traveling.

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Vegas, for the most part, was nothing like I expected it to be. I had scenes from The Hangover playing in my mind and envisioned it resemble those many scenes. Although I had none of the movie type of experiences, there’s one thing that remained true and that my friend was the weather. I love the heat but I started to reconsider my love for the Sun when the temperature would reach 100 degrees before the afternoon. I soon realized that people were not being overdramatic when they told me stay hydrated.

I stayed in Vegas for a total of 4 days and 3 nights and went during Labor Day Weekend. Just as I expected, there were HUGE crowds. People from all over the world flew in for the American holiday.

Finding a hotel can be quite difficult during the holiday season but luckily for my group we lucked out with the Venetian. Although I enjoyed my stay, this is not a hotel guests who do not enjoy the thrill of walking. Our suite was pretty far and I found myself getting lost in the massive hotel on numerous occasions.

Throughout the trip, I went to a few day parties and even a nightclub where Nas performed. The most memorial day party I attended was the Diddy Party which was so popular that it ended up being featured on The Shade Room.

Now, a month later after my trip I find myself pondering upon the thought of whether or not I’d visit Vegas again and now, I’m leaning more towards the side of taking another international trip instead!

xoxo

-Banke

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