2019, A Day In The Life Of Liz, Andrea Nastri, Andrew Navaroli, College, Suffolk University

What Happens In Vegas…

One week ago I was in Vegas with Andrea and Andrew. I had never been to Vegas before this trip, so I honestly had no idea what to expect! I was nervous, because I don’t do well when I veer off of my normal routine, but I think I came back a little bit stronger and better, because I stepped out of my comfort zone! I figured I would give a quick recap of the trip here, in case anyone wants to know just how CRAZY it was!!

We landed in Vegas at 1:30 a.m. Vegas time, which was 4:30 a.m. Boston time. The time change really messed me up, both ways.

Friday was our first real day, and we went to Arizona to see the Grand Canyon! I loved it! It was beautiful!

Friday night we went to this crazy street called The Freemont, it was basically like Times Square meets Hampton Beach meets a club. It was all outside. People were zip lining over our heads, bands were playing, and everyone was just having a good time.

Saturday we slept in until 11 am, we really needed that. After we went out to the Flamingo Hotel because I love flamingo’s and they had a wildlife habitat of flamingos! We walked the Linq and then Andrew and Andrea had to go get ready for Lady Gaga at her residency at the Park MGM.

I stayed in the Air B’N’B while they went to Lady Gaga and met up with them afterwards to go on the High Roller, the biggest Observation Wheel in the world! It had 360 Degree views of Vegas.

Then we got nachos because its it’s one am in Vegas and you want Nachos, you can get nachos.

The next day was Sunday, SUPERBOWL DAY!! Now, if you don’t know me, you wouldn’t know, but the Super Bowl is one of my favorite days! But, we were in Vegas, so we had to do some research to really see where we could watch, and where wasn’t going to be too much money, because most places were charging 300-400 dollars to get in! But we found this awesome place to watch it right near the Freemont, called the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center. It was free to get in, but the food and drinks you had to pay for! It was like a giant watch party tailgate!

We had the best time meeting other Patriots fans and cheering so loudly! Fun fact, I even got interviewed by the local news when I was there!

But Andrew and Andrea had Lady Gaga on Sunday night too, so they were changing and getting ready in the 4th quarter, and I was still cheering them on! They stayed to watch them win and then left right after, but I stayed with all the Patriots fans that I met!

We met up again after they went to the show, and walked around the casinos and saw the fountains at the Bellagio and eventually went to bed around 2.

Monday was our last day. I think 4 days in Vegas is the perfect amount of time. We saw enough, we had enough fun, and I think we were all ready to go back home and get back to reality. Vegas is truly un-like anywhere else I have ever been, honestly I can’t describe it, it’s just one giant party all the time on the Strip, but if you go a little off the strip, it’s quite poor.

Monday we had to carry our suitcases with us all day since our flight wasn’t until 9:50 that night. The Venetian was beautiful!

We had fun taking pictures with the Vegas sign! We even saw someone taking their wedding photos there!

The whole trip was so fun, I am so glad that we decided to go and just have a fun weekend. I never do spur of the moment things, and this trip wasn’t spur of the moment, but what we did while we were there was super un-planned, but I think that made it even better! I hope I have many many more adventures with Andrea and Andrew for the rest of my life!!

Then, we landed at 6 am on Tuesday morning, and went to the Patriots Parade! What a great way to ease myself back in to Boston!

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Goodbye 2018, Hello 2019

It’s hard to believe that 2018 is almost over, it seems like just yesterday it was the end of 2017, and now here we are, the end of 2018. I don’t like endings or beginnings, maybe that’s why I hate the end of the year. I actually love the middle of things, I love a good Wednesday. I really don’t like to see things end, or start. But, nevertheless, here we are, so I figured I’d give a little recap of my year, mostly for me, I won’t have any hard feelings if you never read this.

In January, I traveled to Mont Tremblant, Canada with my brother and Dad to go skiing. I love skiing on new mountains and this was a great way to kick off the new year!

Also in January, I started my internship at Channel 7 WHDH, as an assignment desk intern.

In March, I went to Gulfport Mississippi to volunteer with Habitat for Humanity with my school’s Alternative Spring Break program! (BEST WEEK EVER) I have so many other blog post’s about this week, it was just that good!

I turned 21 in March, and celebrated with my best friends!

In May, I finished junior year of college and resumed my summer position of working at Target! Hello 6 a.m. shifts!

I went to Philadelphia right before July 4th, which was super fun!

I hiked Mount Washington!

The end of July was sad, when I crowned my successor, and am now forever a has been! Thank you National American Miss!

I went to Martha’s Vineyard in August, and while I was there, I got the call that I would be interning at Channel 4 WBZ for fall semester!

I started senior year of college!!

I had the best long weekend in Wilmington, North Carolina at the One Tree Hill Convention in October!

I finished fall semester of college, and…

GOT A JOB!!

That’s right! I will be a script writer at Channel 7 WHDH starting on January 14th! I am excited that my 3 internships and lots of hard work helped me get this position! I know I will learn so much from this job!

Get ready world, I am coming for you this year, I’m graduating, I’m coming into the real world, and be warned, I’m going to make a splash!

I never make new year’s resolutions because no one ever sticks to them. But this year, I have one.

Here’s to happiness and love in 2019, for each and every person in the entire world!

A Day In The Life Of Liz, Boston, Commuting, One Tree Hill, Senior Year, Spring Break, Suffolk University, Wilmington, North Carolina

And Just Like That..

And just like that, my fall semester of senior year is over! I honestly am still in shock that this May, I’ll be graduating. Unless of course, this upcoming semester is too hard for me, and I can’t do it. (I’m being sarcastic). Don’t worry, I’m graduating in May, come hell or high waters.

This semester was so great, I really feel like I grew a lot, and matured. It was hard, some day’s I hated it, but over all, I think it was more good than bad, most days anyways.

Let’s recap my semester for those who haven’t been following along as closely to the intricacies of my life, and really I don’t blame you if you haven’t.

I took 4 classes for 4 credits each.

ANDREW!!

I interned at WBZ-TV (Channel 4 for you local folks) 16 hours a week.

I commuted back and forth to school an hour and a half each way.

Another day at the commuter rail!

I traveled to Wilmington, North Carolina for the One Tree Hill convention.

I’m still waiting on my own Nathan Scott.

I taught dance every Saturday morning to 3-6 year olds.

This was last year, but you get the idea.

I sort of maintained a social life. I must admit, this is probably the area I lack the most. People invite me to do things, but I’m usually working, too tired, or it’s way too late, and how am I supposed to get home? I want to work on this more for the spring semester. I have this overhwelming feeling that I’m going to graduate and wish I spent more time having fun.

Every morning I wake up, and wish I was as cool as Jeanette.

I applied for a job at Channel 7 and an internship at Channel 5. I got both, but ended up taking the job.

I celebrated my Mom, Dad, Bruce’s Andrea’s, Andrew’s Birthday, Thanksgiving, and almost Christmas.

I started The Mindy Project and am sufficiently obsessed with the show and am convinced that if Mindy Kaling and I ever met we would be best friends.

I was trained as an Alternative Spring Break Leader as preparation for my upcoming ASB trip to Battle Creek, Michigan.

I also applied for another internship with NECN, still waiting to hear back on that one, and I finished my semester after taking 4 finals and almost pulling my hair out.

Today I rewarded myself with a nice relaxing facial at the spa. Do I need to reward myself for doing something that most of the world does, working?

No I don’t, but I will tell you, this semester was difficult, classes were hard, I had to judge so many things on top of each other. I rarely eat a normal meal, it was usually while I was studying or editing a project. But, as I sit in my living room now, I realize that I had a great time with most of it, and I grew into a new, more confident, still kind of unsure, a little scared person, and I can’t wait for next semester already, because I already miss my friends. And I’m excited to start my new job!

I hope you all have a great holiday season, and a great end to 2018! I’ll tell you, I’m already excited about 2019.

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GO RED SOX!

Boston is an amazing city. I’ve said it before and I’ll keep saying it. I LOVE BOSTON. So much. I love the vibe of the mom and pop coffee shops on a rainy morning. I love the subway during rush hour. I love the commuter rail each morning, when it’s on time. I love the Common after it snows. I love my walk through Downtown Crossing each morning to class, and the Spare Change Newspaper guy every afternoon outside of Park Street. And I love the Boston Sports Teams. It’s impossible to live in Massachusetts and not love sports, especially on a day like yesterday when hundreds of thousands of people flood the streets to Cheer on The Red Sox on their ninth world series championship. Yesterday was the 11th victory parade since 2001. It will never get old.

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Thanks Michael, Suffolk’s photographer for always finding me in a crowd!

I think we don’t realize how lucky we are that we go to college on the parade route. I mean literally our college is the middle of the parade route. How lucky are we? I mean, I don’t think we truly understand how many people would love that.

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Right outside of 73, with thousands of my closest friends! HAHA!

The parade was so much fun, Suffolk cancelled classes between 10 and 3 and that was the time of my class, so no school! I have never had a better day at school, no I’m kidding, but it was a perfect day.  Parade with my friends, lunch after, no clouds, it wasn’t too cold.

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YAY RED SOX!

The city was on fire yesterday, there wasn’t a single person that I saw that was in a bad mood, and yes, I hate the people who don’t know who to act in a city, I hate the people who take up the entire sidewalk to walk, but you know what, Boston is an amazing city, with amazing people, and amazing sports teams, and a few days a year, I can deal with the tourists, all I can do is laugh.

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DAMAGE DONE!

I can’t wait for the next Victory Parade. February for the Patriots maybe? We can only hope!

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The most “Boston” picture I’ve ever taken!

 

 

 

 

 

Good Morning America, Times Square

Live In Times Square, This Is GMA, With Liz Hadley

Everyone who knows me at all, must know that my dream life is to be living in a brownstone in NYC with two dogs and working as the host of Good Morning America. I mean, I don’t exactly hide the fact that that is my dream.

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One time Mom and I waited to be in the live show! 

On the first day of classes that’s my answer, when I meet someone and they ask what I want to be, that’s my answer, it’s just my answer, because it’s true. I probably spend around 8-10 waking hours thinking and working for that dream to come true.

I know it’s a large dream. I’m aware. But, it’s okay, because when I think of myself at my happiest, that is where I want to be, and that is what fuels me to to keep going on my worst days. I just imagine how awesome it will feel to finally do that, and finally accomplish what I’ve been working for for so long, and my day is okay again.

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Same picture from the day we waited outside the studio! 

What you don’t know is why that is my goal, let me tell you a story.

When I was a young girl, I had a hard time sleeping. I couldn’t stay asleep, and I woke up really early. So I went into my parents room and they told me to watch the news. So I would go into the living room and turn on the TV, and watch the news. And I loved it. I was hooked, I loved how happy they were so early in the morning, and I loved how excited they were to be at work, and I loved the feel good stories, and I would always feel bad for the sad stories. I loved watching them, and how excited they made me for the day, and I guess I just told myself that that’s what I wanted to do, make people excited for the day, no matter how I do that, I don’t care, I just want people to wake up in a good mood. I want people to be happy, I want to be that light for them. 

Good Morning America, I think really tries to do that, they really try to help put people in a good mood for the start of their day.

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Terrible picture of me, but cool day way back in 2014

Yes, they do cover the breaking news stories, and the sad stories, and the exciting stories, but they also have fun, and they add a little humor in, and the anchors banter, and they really try to make it a show about encouraging people to go out and have a good day, and that is how I look at the news, whether it’s morning, noon, or night, I want to be the person encouraging them to make their day the best it can be. 

And I’ve never been one to aim low, sure I could work at a market that’s not number one, but why work for mediocre, when I could work for the top market in the world.

I know it might not happen, I know I might have to settle for the Today show, but it’s not going to stop me from dreaming, and working hard, and never giving up. I can’t wait for my name to be next to Robin Roberts and Ginger Zee someday.

Live in Times Square, this is Good Morning America, with Elizabeth Hadley, or at least someday it will be. 

 

 

A Day In The Life Of Liz, College, Suffolk University

A Day In The Life Of Liz

Last week I had this brilliant idea to do my next post as a day in the life of me. I thought it would be so fun to document my day throughout pictures and to let you know how much I do during the day.

But, I have to be honest, I chose the worst day ever to do this on. I chose last Thursday, September 20, 2018. And I was so busy, there were parts of the day when I forgot I was doing this, and parts of the day when I forgot to keep updated, and also some of the things I did were just boring and I felt like you guys probably didn’t care.

Nevertheless, here we are.

Let’s start from the beginning, right when my alarm went off, very very early.

It was so early. 

After I woke up, I took a shower and eat breakfast. Then, I left my house to go to the commuter rail, just like every day. Tuesday and Thursday’s I take the 6:56 train to Boston, Monday I take the 8:01 and Wednesday and Friday I take the 9:26 train to Boston.

Another day another train ride. 

My walk to class. 

Usually, I have an 8 am on Tuesday and Thursday in Somerset Building. I have TV News Producing at this time. I love this class. But, my professor is also an executive producer at Channel 7, so he took us to channel 7 for a field trip on this day. Even though last semester I had an internship right at channel 7, it didn’t matter. It was still so cool to be there. I love the news.

Just another day in class!

I was so happy to be back and hear a new perspective

After the field trip/class, it was time for coffee, for sure. Then I did homework for a few hours and then it was time for the involvement fair.

Every year Suffolk does the involvement fair in order to get people to join clubs and activities and to get more involved at school.

Obviously I have gone every year, but this year was extra fun because I got to be

RAMMY!

So much fun!

I had the best time at the fair this year because I have wanted to be Rammy since Freshman year and I finally got to be.

After that, it was time for class again!

 

Class time! 

See how exciting of a life I live? haha Not!

Every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday I always have to leave right after my last class because I have to go straight to my internship so I’m not late. It’s at channel 4 WBZ, and I actually work on the website. So, I’m writing on their website every night I’m there, it’s really cool.

Heading to Channel 4

I have to take the red line to the harvard stop, then I have to walk a mile and I’m finally there. It takes about 40 minutes. I’m at Channel 4 from 4:00-9:30 three nights a week.

Made it!

Dinner Time! 

I take a break around 7:30 and then work again till 9:30. It goes by so quickly though.

The area that Channel 4 is in, is hopping on Thursday night, there was a live band, a party, and lots of people milling about. It was so fun to wait for my lyft and listen to the band, (yes I take the t there and lyft back, it’s just too late for me to walk, Elizabeth is tired)

Party!

Finally, I got back to my car in the parking lot that I left it in at 6:50 that morning.

There was Nathan, waiting for me! 

You can read my post about Nathan here!

I made it home ate a cupcake, brushed my teeth, washed my face and went to bed. This girl was tired.

A picture of my screen right before bed. 

What did we learn? My life is pretty boring. I take a lot of trains, and I feel like I am always on the move somewhere, some days I wish I had no plans, but this is the life I live, and here we are. I like it, I enjoy adventures! I hope you all loved my day in the life of Liz.