Witch Hunting in Salem

This weekend was one of the best weekends I’ve had in Boston since moving here last November. I don’t know if it was the time spent bonding with my roommates or the amount of times I laughed until my sides hurt, but I ended this weekend feeling completely happy and completely content with life.

Let me tell ya, it’s a good feeling.

Friday night I originally had plans to grab drinks with two of my friends Dani and Erica but after a little bit of miscommunication, we realized that it wasn’t going to happen. And I’m not gonna lie, after awhile all I wanted to do was throw on sweatpants and curl up on the couch.

So that’s exactly what I did.

My roommates and I walked down the road and ordered a cup frozen yogurt and came home and pigged out while watching Safe House. Denzel & Ryan Reynolds? Swoon.


Saturday morning my entire apartment woke up feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. We went to the gym where I did a whole bunch of random circuit and cardio workouts. I was all over the place, but by the end of the session I was a hot sweaty mess ;)

It was such a beautiful day that after we all showered, the roommates all piled into the car and we decided to head to Salem for a late lunch (and a little witch hunting ;)).

Although Salem is only about a 25 minute drive north of Boston, this was my first time visiting the city. I had heard such awesome things about the town, I couldn’t wait to experience it myself! I had a blast walking around the city taking in the Halloween decorations, costumes, and booths that were already set up even though the holiday is still a good two and a half weeks away!

We had so much fun walking around, especially taking in all the people who were dressed up in costume. A city where it’s socially acceptable to walk around in a costume during the middle of the day? Count me in.

After exploring the city, we decided to grab a bite to eat at an Irish pub called Murphy’s. I wasn’t too hungry so I split an order of wings and fries with Kayla and opted for a Shipyard Pumpkinhead draft. I liked it a lot more than the wings ;)

After we left the restaurant we were planning on heading back towards Boston, until we discovered the carnival right around the corner. It took everything I had to control my 7 year old self and not sprint towards the ferris wheel.

Tom and Jackie somehow convinced me to go on this tilt-a-whirl puke/death trap waiting to happen. And although I was screaming the entire time, I had a blast :)

PSA: Do not drink copious amounts of alcohol before riding.

After the fair, we made the trip back to Boston where I quickly changed before grabbing a drink with a friend downtown. My roommates were at a bar down the road, so I decided to meet up with them later that night after drinks.

I drank, I danced, and I laughed.. a lot. I felt happy. Wild. Empowered. Unstoppable. I feel like I’ve finally broken down this subconscious wall I’ve had surrounding myself.

This weekend, I felt free.



Yesterday I did something I haven’t done in months, I slept in. I didn’t set an alarm, didn’t make any plans, I just let myself wake up once my body was fully rested. It felt amazing. I spent the day around the apartment doing laundry, cleaning my room, unpacking my winter clothes (it got down to the 40′s the other night – brrrrr!) and even managed to do a little work before the workweek started.  It was quite a productive day, and a great ending to an even better weekend.

I’m off now to grab some breakfast before heading to a few appointments. Today I’ll be on the road driving around, which is a bummer considering the view out my window isn’t too nice. Bring back the sunshine and blue skies from this weekend, is that too much to ask for!? ;)

Have a great week – see you guys tomorrow!!

What did you do this weekend? Have you ever felt behind at work? What is one thing you’re looking forward to this week?

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5 responses to “Witch Hunting in Salem

  1. that sounds like the most perfect weekend to me! So glad you enjoyed it! I feel that I am in need of a similar fun weekend, I’ve been so bogged down with school lately, it’s hard to get out of the funk, but nothing some good friends & good times can’t fix, right?

  2. I am so jealous of you living in Boston! And it’s fall over there! Major jealousy….Funny thing, I let myself sleep in this morning too, and ended up sleeping for 10 hours! Haven’t done that in…forever, I think :)

  3. What a perfect weekend! I think many people underestimate the power of a plan-free weekend (i.e. no alarms, no deadlines, nothing!). Just going with the flow is so liberating, relaxing, and most importantly rejuvinating! Glad to see you got your balance back :)

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