Get me to the city. Stat!

I’m writing this from the Western edge of North Dakota. It makes me uncomfortable to be here. Now, I completely, 100 percent respect anyone who chooses to work off the land. I know some people love the rural life. I’m not one of them. Rural areas scare me. I feel safer around people. I feelContinue reading “Get me to the city. Stat!”

Ohana means family and family means everyone’s life gets blogged

The New York Ohana has been a big part of my story. I’ve been asked for more info about them, so here you go! The Quyn character has been played by Quyn, a New York Times VJ. She recently went on a spontaneous solo trip to Paris to paint, eat croissants and take photos. She’sContinue reading “Ohana means family and family means everyone’s life gets blogged”

It’s not the next chapter, it’s the first chapter

It’s my last night in New York City. I was trying to think of something epic to do, but all I wanted to do was come home and write an article for my class and maybe have a glass of wine (definitely have a glass of wine). And that reminded me why I’m moving outContinue reading “It’s not the next chapter, it’s the first chapter”

Up and down the East Coast

There’s something big in those words, “Next stop: New York City!” I love hearing it boom through the Amtrak train. It’s like when I first moved here. I feel like life is full of hope and anything can happen in this place. Some of the magic and allure is wearing off. I realize New YorkContinue reading “Up and down the East Coast”

This was my dream?

If you’ve been suffering a case of FOMO lately, you’ve come to the right place. You will feel no jealousy here. Living in New York was a dream for me. Let me paint you a picture of that “dream” this week. There are no Dumpsters and alleys in Manhattan. Trash is a big business. ItContinue reading “This was my dream?”

Personality quirks by region

Today is the day I anger everyone! Good read: America’s Mood Map: An Interactive Guide to the United States of Attitude Seattle My office in New York works closely with the office in the Seattle area. At our recent Christmas party, one of the New York editors was asking me and another guy who usedContinue reading “Personality quirks by region”

What’s that like?

The most common question I’m asked when I go “home” (Minneapolis or Seattle) is, “How is living in New York different?” The question is usually followed by a bashful, “I know it’s totally different – but how?” It’s a fair question. One I asked many times before I moved here, too. It is different. TotallyContinue reading “What’s that like?”

Livin’ la vida green

You know what drives me so bonkers about New York? The wastefulness. It’s killing me! (Perhaps literally.) When I first got to New York, I was carrying empty containers around in my bag until someone told me it’s OK to put it in the trash because it gets separated later. I hope that’s true. ButContinue reading “Livin’ la vida green”