Friday, February 26, 2010

New Yawk

Friday, February 26, 2010

I've been in New York since the beginning of the month (got back a couple of days ago)...catching up with my friends and reconnecting with my favorite city.

I had a fantastic time, and whilst it was a vacation, a lot of great things came out of it...

1. A girlfriend introduced to a journalist who lives in NYC, but writes for an Australian publication. My friend loves my blog and thought it would be great if more women in my position had access to it, so she got a group of us together in a dive bar on Superbowl Sunday, so we could meet over vodka tonics and wings and a lot of yelling. She read my blog the following day, sent my story to the powers that be and was given the OK to interview me.

I received a phone call yesterday from the mag here in Sydney, that they're ready to do my photos next excitement...

2. I reconnected with a girlfriend who is one of the first people I met when I moved to Connecticut in 1999. We went our separate ways and lost touch about three years ago but lucky for me, she found me online around Christmas time. We got to hang out a lot while I was there and I now know I can count her as one of my friends again.

3. Which brings me to this...

I'm extremely fortunate to have SO many wonderful people in my life, all of whom (other than my family) I can call my friends. I was told a long time ago that you can really only count your true friends on one hand. These are the friends you can call on when you need a laugh, or a hug and they'll drop everything and come to you...or at the very least, stop multitasking and talk to you on the phone. I have friends like that. I think I have one US hand and one Australia hand.

4. There were a couple of dates, with a couple of different men, but they were towards the end of my vaca, so not much happened seeing as I was leaving and don't have a solid return plan as yet. I'm holding onto the notion that they were gentlemen and didn't want to start anything and fall in love with me and then not know when I'd be back...or something like that. As I said to one of my couldn't have been that neither liked me...what's not to like???

So, as I settle back into Sydney, life in NY goes on...I'm actually missing a huge snow storm tonight...I really AM missing it. I love the snow and NY in the snow is gorgeous.

N x