Category: to-do list

Don’t be boring

One thing I learned in my 20 weeks of Spanish class was “soy aburrida,” which means “I’m the boring kind of person.” My biggest fear is leading a boring life. In fact, I’ve instructed some close friends to shoot me if/when the most exciting thing I have to talk about is a trip to Target.…

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My identity

It’s ironic that while (very slowly) sorting out an identity theft situation, I’m taking a close look at who I am. I’m taking a brand writing class, which is all about creating a brand’s image. I’ve had a couple very eye-opening life coaching sessions. In the first one, I realized that my career isn’t top…

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Warning: You will sound silly

I’m 18 sessions into Spanish classes, and I’m kind of ready to be done. At least for now. It’s a lot of work, and it’s so easy to get behind. I’ve wanted to learn basic Spanish for years now. In April, I knew “hola,” “aqua” and some foods. But I finally got serious on my…

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In the friend zone

I was busted the other day, recycling my itinerary as a New York City tour guide. When Tara told me she was visiting, one of the first things I said was, “We have to go to Chelsea Market. I think you’ll love it.” Tara loves gourmet food. She appreciates the time and love that goes…

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Down the Shore

I don’t have tell you that mocking New Jersey is a national pastime, but this isn’t the time or place. In October when the East Coast took a beating from Superstorm Sandy, New York got a lot of attention, but New Jersey really took the worst of it. The beautiful and beloved coastline was destroyed…

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Travel Guides

A co-worker/friend created a list of suggestions for me while I was in New York last week. I asked for fun things that real New Yorkers do, not touristy stuff. Here’s what she gave me: High Line Park Chelsea Market Union Square Rockefeller Center MOMA Shop Soho between Houston and Grand Greenwich (Bleeker Street) So…

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