Since I last saw everyone (it must have been Turkey Day sometime ago!) I've graduated from college and moved to New York City!! WOOOOOO!
I finished at LSU - Geaux Tigers! - in 2008 with a degree in French and International Studies. I then proceeded to not use my degree at ALL and manage a coffee shop for a few years while I lived in Baton Rouge. The in August of last year, I decided I was ready to take the next step in my life and moved up here to New York.
I ran the NYC Marathon in November and it was nuts! Definitely the best thing I've ever done. I ran with the organization UNICEF and raised money for them (thanks to those of you who contributed). The race itself was brutal but amazing. I felt like the whole city was cheering for me and I got to see parts of the city I would have otherwise never seen. Here I am with my fellow runners (bottom left corner):
Right now I'm living in Harlem with my boyfriend, Paolo, and we're renting out our second bedroom through a website called AirBnB.com. Check out our apartment here.
So if you ever are in the area - or want to be - let me know and you can totally stay with us and you'll be in the best position possible to enjoy this crazy city.
With that said - I'm having an amazing time here! Paolo and I are hosting people from all over the world and I get to meet them and set them up to have a great time in the city with reccomendations, suggestions, and directions. I left my job as a restaurant manager in February and I've had interviews and meetings lined up pretty much every week ever since. Although I'm sometimes nervous about what may happen, overall I'm totally excited to be seeking to do what I'm really passionate about. I love building and working with teams and training and coaching leaders. I want to be in a position to be doing that perhaps in a non-profit and potentially international organization.
I'll check back in soon. Love you all!