Living near friends

Hi Everyone!


Welcome again to Courtney Psak’s 30 days to 30 blog. Based off of my book Thirty Days to Thirty, a fiction novel that is a fun light hearted or vacation/beach read about a girl accomplishing her bucket list before her 30th birthday.


Although it’s a chick lit, it’s also about self discovery and personal development that is meant to inspire people like me who are almost 30 and want to accomplish those bucket list items that they have been meaning to get to, but tend to let fall to the wayside.


This blog is about my bucket list items that I am accomplishing before I turn 30. I hope they inspire you to do the same!

When I was living in New York City, for while I was the only one of my friends. They all still came in constantly to see me, so I didn’t exactly feel isolated.

We had a few people move into the city for a year here or there, but most of my friends were in Hoboken, right on the other side of the Hudson.

When Paul and I finally moved out of the city, I was a little heartbroken, but times change and it was the right decision to make. Between our friends and family being in New Jersey, we spent more time sitting in traffic to get off the island than we actually spent on the island.

When we moved to Hoboken, I was moving in across the street from my brother, a block over from two of our closest friends since high school, below a friend I had known since middle school and neighbors with a guy I went to preschool with. All of us remaining close for over ten years now.

So it literally became like the show Friends where everyone was just popping in on each other. Not to mention I had a balcony, so in the springtime we’d sit out there and would easily run into three or four people we knew walking to the grocery store or the restaurant/bar below us.

Needless to say, there is always something to do. If Paul is traveling for work, I can call up twelve people within a block of me to see who wants to grab dinner.

It’s an experience I never really thought about having before. I like my time alone so living so close to everyone I thought would be a bit suffocating. It turns out it’s really actually pretty amazing. We all have WhatsApp so when anyone wants to go grab a drink they can reach out to everyone on it to see whose in. If you don’t feel like going, you don’t have to. Everyone has obligations/work and can’t go out every night of the week so there is no pressure.

I’ve mentioned in earlier posts about being a “yes man” so as you can see I usually don’t miss out on too many of these.

What I learned from this experience is I know I will look back on this period in our lives and think about how great it really was to have that luxury of your best friends so close to you.

Thank you for reading this entry of Courtney Psak’s 30 days to 30 blog. I hope this inspires you with your own bucket list to accomplish as much as you can before your 30th or even before your next birthday!


Remember be sure to check out Thirty Days to Thirty if you are looking for a fiction chick lit novel that is a fun, light, vacation or beach read.

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