Every Monday, you will get to read a post by a twenty-something answering some questions about their weekend, how they balance financial needs and brunch needs, their favorite spots around town and whether everyone really experiences FOMO. If you want to be featured, email firstname.lastname@example.org
NAME, AGE, HOMETOWN, OCCUPATION?
Hello readers! My name is Mehreen. I was born and raised in the city of gardens called Lahore in a beautiful and often misrepresented country called Pakistan. I moved to the U.S. a few years ago and my family and I settled in Washington D.C. So I guess I have two hometowns now! I did my undergrad from George Washington University in D.C., where I majored in Biology and English and found amazing friends like Ms. Naomi. Currently I am a graduate student at the New York University pursuing a Master’s in Global Public Health.
WHAT WERE YOUR ORIGINAL PLANS FOR THE WEEKEND AS OF FRIDAY AFTERNOON? DID ANY FALL THROUGH?
HOW MUCH MONEY DID YOU SPEND?
In all, I think I spent $100 this weekend – which is a lot, but that’s because of the sneaky shopping spree on Sunday. (Had to get good, memory foam walking shoes). I spent $64 on shoes. $10 eating my weight in two slices of pizza (breakfast and lunch together), two vanilla cream cannolis and soda at the San Gennaro festival. $15 at Ramen Takumi (my favorite Ramen spot in Greenwich Village). $5 on Taro Milk Bubble Tea from Kung Fu Tea near Washington Square park. $6 on a chocolate tart from Five Stuy Cafe, in Stuyvesant Town, East Village. Other than that, I had already done my grocery for the week, so I cooked lunch on Friday and dinner on Saturday and Sunday at home.
WERE YOU HAPPY WITH HOW YOUR WEEKEND TURNED OUT? WAS THERE ANYTHING YOU WISH YOU DID?
I was very happy with my weekend. I need to have a good balance of work and play, otherwise I fail to adult properly. So I would say it was a splendid weekend. I went out, explored the city, went to something that I hadn’t been to before, gave myself downtime and also got some work done. I do wish that I got in some exercise outside over the weekend since the weather had been good.
ANY FUN PLANS FOR NEXT WEEKEND?
Fun plans for next weekend…. let’s see… my friends want to go apple picking somewhere upstate on Saturday! So I hope that pans out because that would be fun! I also want to explore the parks on FDR drive (so that’s east downtown) on Sunday. And my friend is hosting her 25th birthday party on Friday night, so it’s gun get lit!