Ahhh, here we are, friends!! The last big day of our Manhattan adventure!! If you’ve read the last two posts and looked at all the photos up until this point, you’re aces, so thank you!!! Our last full day was another action-packed one that included a stop at CNN to meet my amazing editors, but more about that in a bit…
First up: Remember when I teased you with talk of making my ABC television debut?? Yes, I admit that perhaps it was sort of clickbait-y, but it’s still mostly true!!
Guess who went to a taping of The View?!?!?
YESSSSSS…I practically couldn’t believe it either!!! I still can’t believe that I got to go to THE VIEW…such a cool experience!!! It was SO surreal to see all my favorite hosts up close…can you believe how close I was to the stage??? Totally fangirled, but guess what?? #SorryNotSorry
After working with editors Jane Carr and Yaffa Fredrick on nearly 20 op-eds over the last two years, it was an honor to meet them in person!! They’ve made me a better writer and I can’t thank them enough for the wonderful tour of CNN studios today!!
After our tour, we enjoyed some outdoor time at The High Line…
…and explored the sweet deliciousness that is Dylan’s Candy Bar; as you can imagine, I was in heaven surrounded by all those sweet treats!!!
Allow me to caption this photo as if it were a celebrity candid in the pages of Us Weekly…
NYC, July 26th
Sharon Blake stops for a bite of street food while exploring the city’s Upper West Side.
The very best part of the trip, though, was getting to spend some quality time with family! I don’t get to see my mom’s family nearly enough and it was wonderful to catch up on each other’s lives. They truly are the BEST family in the world and I really wish we all lived closer so we could get together more often!!!
Whew!! We made it!! I have a few other NYC-adjacent posts that I’ll be doing in the coming weeks, but I was so excited to show you all photos of our adventures!! As always, thanks for reading and being so awesome!!!! I love you… xoxo