Saturday, June 14, 2008
Anyway, to catch you up to speed, I'm not going to go into the nitty gritty, but as you can imagine, A LOT has changed. As soon as Chris and I moved here I grabbed a retail job while I did a bunch of interviews, maybe 5-10? over the course of two months before finally landing a real job. Which isn't so bad, right? Two months? Kind of what I expected. Chris was able to start a job right away.. he's already on his second now. We sublet a tiny apartment for the first six months before moving into our current apartment for the next two years, which is much more comfortable. It may have taken half a year of *dealing with it* but we finally feel secure and content with our living situation and job status (although I feel wicked poor, something I expected when moving here, but really didn't want to happen). It takes patience to get what you want, but it's possible. I feel proud of myself for leaping into a totally new way of life and just making it happen. I got the position I wanted to get for an entry-level position. Though now entering my seventh month in this job (wow!) it makes me wonder, what's next? I'm so used to moving all the time to new dorms or apartments and living out of bags and maintaining short-lived jobs and internships throughout college, that it makes me sort of antsy to actually be ... settled for longer than several months.
This city is truly a wonderful city. It's never boring. It's full of freaks. For the first four or five months when Chris and I would go walking through the neighborhood, I'd sigh and say "can you believe we're REALLY living here??" -It's hard to explain. Obviously the wonderment has worn off by now but I still do have my moments.. like when Chris and I are having drinks with friends downtown or whatever.. I'll have a moment where I think to myself, is this for reals my life now? That.. we were able to make the transition and totally start fresh and be successful in one of the most intimidating cities ever? *slaps self* Yes Sara, it's true.
Ok that's good for now. I'll write again in another 9 months. I KID I KID. kbye.
Sunday, September 30, 2007
... screaming "VIVA LA 90th STREET"
Thursday, September 27, 2007
My mom and sister have pointed out I’ve already been neglecting my blogging duties. Its tough to get into this but I’m trying, I swear.
For two weeks I was just at my boyfriend Chris’s in MA working on our NYC apartment hunt. We went and visited a studio apartment on the Upper East Side, and although we didn’t originally want a studio (because we wouldn’t be able to have our space, which simply helps maintain a healthy relationship), we decided to take it anyway because we’re getting desperate for an apartment, and everything else about it is good. It’s on 90th street, on the fourth floor, it’s a 6 month sublet, for a decent price that I didn’t want to pass up again (after another apartment for the same great price slipped through our fingers a little while back.) It’s been a much bigger deal compared to renting apartments in the past in Burlington. Renting in NYC requires filling out applications, paying an application fee, providing financial info, and doing an interview. Today I found out we don’t have to do an interview anymore and we've been approved- the apartment is ours, and I’m so excited! I'm glad the apartment search is finally over. It's taken a long time. And it looks like I’ll be moving there within a week, maybe this weekend. And I've got two interiews lined up once I get there. I'm really happy to be moving in with Chris! This is gonna be one big good change.
Here's a little something I made with Microsoft Paint early on it our relationship. Enjoy.
Tuesday, September 4, 2007
I ended up eating the whole damn advent calendar that night, and then for the rest of the year, the shredded calendar was tacked to Hunter’s wall. Man college was so cool - there really were no limits.
Friday, August 31, 2007
Here we are in the car. Lindsey's jeep doesn't have air conditioning so we roll down all the windows. This is how they do shit in the dirty $outh.
We went to five bridal shops today. FIVE. I tried on so many dresses my index finger was getting red and sore from struggling to zip up zippers. This bridezilla put me to work.
I come in all different flavors.
Mmmm. Oh yeth, oh yeth.
We also went to Short Pump Mall. It was large and sprawling. Here I am pumping the short pump. Man there are so many exciting things to do in Richmond.
The cashier at Starbucks was amazed at how krispy my dollaz were. That pretty much made my day.
Have you heard Britney's new single "Gimme More"? I like the remix with TI better. You can hear that on perezhilton.com. I love reading Perez, he's always got the latest celeb news before everyone else.
Well that's it for now, this was my first shot at blogging. Hopefully it was as fun to read as it was fun to make. Check back again soon because this is only the beginning!!