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When seasons change

When seasons change

My last blog was almost over a year ago. Do you ever have a particular date force you to realize all that’s happened in a year? (Okay, New Years is the obvious one, but this draft dated back to–dare I say–Veteran’s Day.) Since last Veteran’s Day… I moved back to New York–or as I like … Continue reading

A thank you to my favorite things in New York

A thank you to my favorite things in New York

My job…that sounds very glamorous and obnoxious out loud…is to see the world and somehow articulate it on paper. I have the responsibility of fitting unforgettable experiences and indescribable destinations into a number of paragraphs to convince others to follow in my footsteps for a lot more money. While I haven’t seen everywhere or experienced … Continue reading

That time I moved to Chinatown

That time I moved to Chinatown

There is a reason people don’t move on their birthdays…or do anything that is guaranteed to completely ruin their day I guess. I’ve always been an over-achieving, over-booker, but moving the day after my party was beyond ambitious. Not only did I have to work, but I scheduled movers—my first ever—for 5 pm at night. … Continue reading

Once upon a time in a land far far away

Once upon a time in a land far far away

My one-year anniversary in New York was a celebration of new things, all I’d tried and embraced for the first time and how I’d learned along the way. It was an ode to spontaneity and ambition, ideals I carried with me into the following 365 days. My second year became a battle song, the onward … Continue reading

“Why not now, right?”

“Why not now, right?”

This is the conclusion my new friend Jessica and I have come to. We met at church one night and both confessed we wanted to be more involved with our congregation, but hadn’t done anything about it. The next week we met for dinner before church and the next week we started reading a book … Continue reading

Central Park beats your backyard

Central Park beats your backyard

My preacher actually said that while defending how much we spend on our apartments here for so little space. He said his apartment comes with the entire Upper West Side; he pays for the accompanying culture and of course, Central Park, not just a tiny apartment. It’s true, the value is living in the greatest … Continue reading

The trinket shop

The trinket shop

In a neighborhood already charmed by a century-old bake shop, never-ending canine commodities, and an elderly couple who people-watches from the seats of their walker’s each afternoon an unsuspecting window completely crammed with junk can easily go unnoticed. The only thing indicative of a small shop is a sign on the door with a phone … Continue reading

Live and learn and move to NYC

Live and learn and move to NYC

If I ran into an old friend yesterday and the standard catch up conversation followed, I’d be tempted to say I just graduated and moved to NYC to pursue magazine journalism, and so on. I’d likely use the word finally several times, and I’d talk about getting settled into my little studio and adjusting to … Continue reading