Thought Catalog

New York

Pop the bubbly – I just celebrated a milestone: my two-year New York-iversary. That’s right, it’s been 24 months since I arrived in the Big Apple as a bright-eyed, bushy-tailed 21-year-old, fresh from college, desirous of adventure and yearning for new beginnings.

With summer in full force and temperatures rising, those of us lucky enough to live near a coastline are probably heading to the beach. What better way to spend a summer weekend than at the ocean, cooling off in the frothy waves and toasting under the sun?