Sorry guys.

That was kind of a dick move to hit publish for the first time in oh, what two weeks? And for it to be for some hombre who followed me onto my 1 train.

Nevermind my man crazy ways for a sec. (I'm ridiculous, I know.)


I want to start with thanks.

THANK YOU, all of you, for checking in as often as you do and for not holding my lack of postings against me. I really cannot tell you how simply wonderful and fantastic it is to have an entire clan of awesomes cheering me on in this journey. You make me smile and dance and feel important+strong+bad ass. So thanks for that.

The good news is this: I found a job.

TWO JOBS, in fact.

(Si, many of these: !!!!!!!!!!)

Ha, there I was for a second mad stressing that I wouldn't be able to find even one job, and then at one point I had three jobs all at the same time, and basically had to choose which job to keep. (Not the worst problem I've ever had.) Then once I picked that job, I came up with a set schedule and went out looking for a day job to generate some extra pocket money.

Alas, I am now serving nightly at a Brazilian restaurant in the Gramercy and working in a cupcake shop in the mornings in the Fashion District.

Both great jobs with great companies. And it feels so good to now have an income.

As far as housing goes, I did a little bouncing around in Astoria with friends of friends as I described before, and when that ended, I was thisclose to heading back to Jersey for a few nights until I found a new spot to crash. Definitely was not looking forward to such an event. But then. By the grace of God, I found a one month sublet in upper Manhattan with some actors for super cheap and moved my ass in immediately. It couldn't have been anymore perfect how it all happened. Literally, the night before my last Astoria deal ended, I posted on Janelle's list and that night I got a response. Next day, checked the place out, signed a check, and moved in that night! So now I'm covered with a roof until October 5th. And the new 20 day challenge is this: find a more long-term living situation.

I'm not sure if I'll be able to pull off signing a lease come October, but it's a good goal to keep in mind. I think I can do it!

And if not, then I just do another short-term deal. No problem. At this point, my stress levels have diminished a great amount. Ha, it must be my California vibe kicking in (finally.)

I bought headphones yesterday which were much needed. Jams on the train are much, much better than no jams on the train. With that being said, I need some new jams. Will you help me friends? Tell me three songs you are currently obsessed with at the moment! 

Things are still a bit hectic as I'm still trying to get finances/budgeting/housing in order. And am working A LOT in the meantime. However, once things do settle a bit more, I have a school of things I want to do with this blog and I really cannot wait. Really, thank you from the bottomsss of my heart for all of your love and support.

It really is such a trip to be here. What a long way this foolish lady has come in nine months, huh.

Leaps of faith, my dear friends. Take 'em.


  1. So glad to hear that you're doing so well! I just got back a few weeks ago and I've been trying to catch up with everyone! Looks like there are lots of adventures to be had on your end?! Hmmmm, song I'm into right now:
    "Second Chances" by Robert Schwartzman
    "Rill Rill" by Sleigh Bells
    "Fever" by Pint Size Hero

  2. YAY!!! You are such an inspiration :D

  3. ahh!!! I'm so glad things are working out for you!

    I'd be so annoyed at having to move around all the time, but I guess when it comes with living your dream, it's worth it. your jobs sound awesome and props to you for working so much to food that beer on the table.

    3 songs: "Ho Hey" by the Lumineers "Generator:1st Floor" by the Freelance Whales and "I Will Wait" by Mumford & Sons. the Mumford cd doesn't come out till the 24th, but the single is on youtube. look it upppp!

    also, we still on for coffee or drinks the first weekend of October? :)

  4. I'm so happy that you've got not one but two jobs! :) That's great, and I hope you have some more luck finding a place for October. 3 songs...well currently I love The Daylight by Andrew Belle, I Want You by Bob Dylan and the acoustic version of Last Night I Fell In Love Without You by Motion City Soundtrack.

  5. 3 train jams:
    "pushing onlys" by woods
    "new theory" washed out
    "rich girls" the virgins

    enjoy girl!

  6. Work Hard, Play Hard - Wiz Khalifa
    Everybody Talks - Neon Trees
    Talk That Talk - Rhianna ft. Jay-Z

    I am beyond proud of you and your journey!!! You are making it come true lady! Be proud of YOURSELF!!

  7. And jams on the train are a MUST! Ha. Earphones will be one of the best investments you make while in NYC!!

  8. Look at you having 2 jobs and being just fine! So glad to hear you're making it =). Lately I've been obsessed with Grateful Dead. It's just so fun and happy, it miakes every day a little more fun. That, and I was raised to be a barefoot hippie from Boulder, CO. So of course I listen to the dead.

  9. yay! so glad things are falling into place :) HUZZAH. and nine months - this is your BABY, yo.

  10. Punky. Seriously. Can I just tell you how much I admire you for going out there and following your dreams? Seriously, what a crazy leap of faith that was, not one that many would take, and I think you're awesome for it. :)

  11. So jealous you are in New York! I have always wanted to go, but being from the other side of the world (New Zealand) makes that kind of difficult! One day...

    Three songs I'm obsessing over: "Everybody's got Somebody but Me" by Hunter Hayes, "Lost and Found" by Katie Herzig, and "A Shot Across the Bow" by Mayday Parade!

  12. Yay for you, my girl


    All good news, Punky, my gutsy love.

    The 3 things that I"m crazy over: Alex Clare's Too Close

    Calvin Harris' Feel So Close

    And finally, Coeur de Pirate's Wicked Games :

    Love you, girl.

    Wish we could have sat and talked at BlogHer. We need to exchange numbers and then go sit and have a drink.

    OR two.

  13. Yayyyy Punky!! Congrats girlfriend, this is so amazing! Im so proud of you! Dont stress about not blogging - go get that paper! I just posted a rad playlist on wednesday, it has songs from 2 bands ive been obsessing over lately.. imagine dragons and the head and the heart!

  14. so glad to hear you are doing well! i just moved to a new city as well and was totally freaked out about the job thing until i ended up with more jobs than hours in the day -- things like that have a way of working out, don't they? thanks for your words and inspiring life.

  15. I am SO excited for you and proud of you!! You're doing it! YAY! :D

    3 Songs I'm Digging This Week: 1) Make a Move - Peter Munters; 2) Anything We Want - Fiona Apple; 3) Give a Little - Hanson (don't judge if you're not a Hanson fan until you've lisented lol).

    Safe and happy adventures! xoxo

  16. What a happy update and NEW LOOK! I love it! So glad things are coming together for you! I've missed you, and always look forward to your posts! Songs I'm currently diggin': 1) Block After Block- Matt&Kim 2) Colours- Grouplove 3) Lions In Cages- Wolf Gang

    Keep on, keepin' on and....kicking BOOTY! WOO!


  17. This is amazing. I only just found your blog a few weeks ago and this is...amazing. Christ, I can't imagine moving to NYC and I'm like 6 hours away...forget about moving across the damn country. I can't imagine how many girls are reading your blog and doing things that they've been afraid to do. Best of luck!! I'm SUPER jealous and impressed!

  18. This is soooo great!! I am really happy for you! two jobs is a lot I imagine and for you to just juggling everything its fantastic. You should be over-proud of yourself!!!
    Keep it going, sister!!!

  19. Amber- 311
    Titanium (feat. Sia)- David Guetta


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