NYC was not what I would have had in mind for my 33rd birthday, about 364 days ago. Well, maybe not totally off the table. Regardless, I’ve been setting high bars for my birthday over the past seven-ish years. My last one was during the “two week lockdown,” so even that Zoom party felt a little unique at the time! This was going to be my first one alone in almost 4 years, so it only made sense to go to the most populated place in the States.