Room service and goodbyes

My last day in NYC was an even more emotional one than the night before. We both woke up slightly hungover and room service came to drop off our breakfast we had cleverly ordered whilst drunk. Eggs florentine and tater tots.dsc06664-copy dsc06665-copyAfter having breakfast and getting ready I met up with Daniel, a friend from London living in New York for lunch and when I came back I packed my things and got ready to say goodbye to Katie. Saying goodbye to Katie was probably one of the most difficult things I've ever done in my adult life. I'm getting tears in my eyes as I'm writing this as well. Crap. Can't see the screen with tears in my eyes. We said goodbye and I got a cab to Brooklyn where I picked up the rest of my stuff and said goodbye to Ariel. At the airport I see that Katie has posted a new photo on instagram with the caption:

Had to say goodbye to my friend Noelle as she returns to her life in London, and it wasn't easy. I met this Swede 6 years ago while studying abroad and haven't seen her since. Fast forward to our trip in NYC and we've completely reconnected and strengthened our bond in such a way that it seems like no time has passed! We talked about friendship and feminism over Indian takeout with our gracious host (and my BFF) @starkstyle22. We swapped English and American slang words and occasionally exchanged accents, too. We sweat our asses off while touring every corner of the city, and then danced our asses off to groovy R&B music until 4 am. We shared many laughs as well as advice in regards to our personal struggles. I feel so lucky to have met such a beautiful person inside & out. Until next time --@blogbynoelle! You will always have a home here in America.

Well it is very to safe to say that I cried rivers reading that. I literally sat at the airport, sushi in my lap, crying. I still can't believe the connection we built over 10 days after having not seen each other for 6 years? We had so many deep and great discussions and what's beautiful is that I we didn't run out of things to talk about. Even my good friend Tom said he was surprised we weren't tired of eachother after spending so much time together.

Katie, you are a wonderful human being and I am so thankful that you took the time off to spend it with me. It hurts my soul to think about the distance between us but thanks to wifi and mobile devices we can stay in touch and still speak regularly. Both you and Ariel made this holiday so flippin' amazing and I can't wait to see you guys again - hopefully as soon as early next year!