Can I just say…

…that I love my life?

Today I was on my way back to the office and I was just so HAPPY. I kept kinda smiling to myself on the train, and thinking about how I love my job, how I love New York, how I love the people I work with and my friends here, and how right now, everything is just so…awesome.

My work is challenging but very rewarding, I work with great people, I get paid to chat to people all day and meet people, and now I’m getting a chance to grow and take on new challenges. I am starting to interview and train people, and I am loving it as well as the fundamentals of my job. I love knowing that I won’t be someone’s assistant for an extraordinary amount of time (like 12 years, which I’ve heard that someone has been editorial assistant for 12 years), that I may even open my own office and run my own business in about a year’s time.

And the people I work with – everyone is so great. I love the team environment, I love how supportive everyone is of each other, I love the (friendly) competition (although today I was called a rockstar by a couple people, and one person said, “I don’t know if you know it, but you’re kind of a big deal” 😀 (I really rocked today!)), and the fun we have hanging out in the office and out.

I love how busy my life is. I’ve realized that I’m the kind of person that likes to work hard and play hard. Obviously, the work hard part has to consist of working hard but at a rewarding job, since working hard at the department store and the bookstore at the same time was not NEARLY as fun and rewarding. And my weekends are filled with spending time with people in between napping/sleeping!

My life is now just feeling so full, and in a good way. I feel like everything’s falling into place. Oh and if you’re curious, I decided to go with the Brooklyn roommate, and am in the process of getting all my paperwork submitted for the application tomorrow!

I love my life, I love New York. 🙂

The Roommate Game

Most of my emotional turmoil is over now! I am settling into the job quite well, and learning a whole bunch of new things. I love the people that I work with, and I like talking to different people all day, which is what this job entails. I also got my first paycheck from this job on Friday, so yay! I’ll have money coming in every week again!

I am now focusing mostly on my job and where I’m gonna move to when my lease is up. I currently have 3 prospective roommates – or contestants, to get into game show mode – one of them has an apt in Brooklyn (her roommate is moving out), and although the rent is lower than mine right now by a couple hundred dollars, I’m just not sure I’m ready to leave the city! I know I’ve talked about it before, but it’s hard to move out of the city once you’ve lived here. Still, I’m gonna go check out the neighborhood and the apartment, and who knows, maybe I’ll love it! Another plus for this one is that I won’t have to apartment hunt!

The other potential roommate is a friend of a friend, and he would definitely want to stay in Manhattan (although he doesn’t really mind where). I feel like I’d like to live with him, since I like living with guys (for some reason, it just feels easier – I’d be more comfortable telling him to clean up if he gets messy, for example), and he has a steady job and can definitely pay the rent, no question (in fact, he’s willing to pay quite a bit more than I am! I don’t mind taking the smaller room though). The only thing here is that I feel like I”d like my rent to go down from what I’m currently paying, and I don’t know if that’s really possible in Manhattan…

The third is a girl I met at the bookstore, but the problem there is that her lease isn’t actually up until December, and she’ll have to find someone to sublet her place in order to be able to move with me somewhere in September. So I just don’t know if I can really count on that happening.

Ack! Which would you pick? Contestant No. 1, with the apartment in Brooklyn all set and cheap(er) rent; Contestant No.2, who is really cool and would be fun to live with and I’d get to stay in Manhattan maybe; or Contestant No. 3, who I like and whose ideal rent budget is similar to mine, but who I’m not sure I can rely on to really move with me in September?