Working Gal

Working Gal

Happy Tuesday, y’all! Good news: I got a job! Woooooo!

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After spending this past year alternating between temping and traveling around, I’m happy to have found a job in a creative environment in the city I love most: New York. Though I’ve had real jobs working at ABC and NBC in the past, this really feels like my first REAL job. I’ve never had a salary or benefits or any of that good stuff; broadcast news was always technically freelance and hourly…no bueno.

Oh, and another amazingly awesome perk of this job? UNLIMITED VACATION! Obviously not to be abused, but at least I can count on getting my fair share of traveling time in! Yayayyayay!

More fun news for today – I’ve been asked to write for a site called Tiplr. For all you adventure seekers and foodies, it’s a great site to get tips from locals in various cities around the world. Check out my first post — here.

That’s all for today folks –

Spread kindness and cheer, xo
Jackie

 

A Sunday Kind Of Love

A Sunday Kind Of Love

Ah, my first weekend back in NY has certainly made me realize how much I love this city. Absence makes the heart grow fonder and all that. But seriously. As much as I love, love, LOVE, traveling and exploring new places, nothing matches the adoration I have for the city that never sleeps.

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I often say that I’d love to drop everything and move to a new city; maybe experience life in a small town for a bit… and then I fall in love with NY all over again and feel that there’s no place I’d rather be. I’m spoiled by the 24/7 everything and authentic cuisine from all over the world. I was really excited to eat an ‘authentic’ pain au chocolat in Paris and of all the ones I’ve tried I can say I’ve had better in NYC. Same goes for hot chocolate…not even the French can top City Bakery’s pure chocolate heaven-in-a-cup (I totally plan on going there tomorrow and grabbing some).

This past weekend I finally got to hang with my best friend Monica, as seen here, for the first time since I left for my European adventure. We trekked from Astoria to Brooklyn for the most delicious BBQ in all of the land (within the five boroughs at least) — Dinosaur Bar-B-Que!

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Alas, our eyes were bigger than our stomachs and we couldn’t even touch the brisket sandwich we ordered after our nachos, ribs, mac and cheese, etc. We ended up giving away the sandwich to some guys waiting ahead of us in line for a bar on the Lower East Side. And people say New Yorkers aren’t nice…

We ended up ditching that line to head uptown (to Session 73) to meet with some other friends; lots of laughs and dancing, it was a great time.

Tomorrow is LEAP DAY (!!!) and I have a few meetings with recruiters so I can get back in the working world and earn some $$$.

Spread kindness and cheer, xo
Jackie