Un is one for French incase you were unsure. I’m supposed to be working on bettering my French with the Rosetta Stone I received for Christmas, but that just does not seem to be working out well. Mostly because I work 11 hours a day and then work more when I get home. Week one has now come to an end, though. How will I be spending my first weekend? Sleeping sounds ideal. I’ll probably eat, too. It’s weird, I have hardly eaten a thing since being in the city. I get too wound up in my daily activities that eating just seems to be too large of a time commitment. I know NYC has some wonderful food options, though, so I’ll do my best to experience them all. I’ll also be trying to have a little fun this weekend and SHOP. I’m a shopaholic and I have yet to walk in a store since I’ve been here. Yes, I do know it’s only been 6 days.
So how was the first week? Exhausting, obviously. It was enjoyable. It’s a great experience to be learning from some of the best people in the fashion industry and also be surrounded by such motivated people like myself. I’m also completely and entirely in love with this city. I know I lived here last year but this year is such an improvement. I can travel the subways without getting lost. I know the streets and can correctly give directions. And I can tell you where the closet Starbucks is no matter where I am. These have to be qualities of a New Yorker, right?
I’ve been really surprised by people’s reactions when I tell them I’ve had previously internships (In NYC) and that I have two this summer. Isn’t having two internships in five days the same as working five days at one practically? I’m ambitious, though. If I could have three internships I would.
My first Saturday in the city was well spent. I was so excited to finally do nothing and be able to sleep in. Well, I woke up at 7:30am thanks to my handy dandy mental alarm. I decided to go to the gym (arrived 40 minutes prior to it opening) and then planned to grab coffee and do work all day. Instead, I was invited to my first NYC brunch. I had to go, obviously. If you’ve ever seen the girls from Sex and the City grab brunch on the show then you have no idea what this brunch was like. Crazy music, free drinks, and a dance party that started at 4. They took out all of the tables and had exotic dancers. So much for my plate of french toast and relaxing Saturday morning. It was such a fun experience and I definitely want to go again next Saturday and every Saturday hereafter. If you’re in the city then I recommend checking Pranna out!
After my mid-day nap (thanks to a tiring brunch), I met up with some friends and went out again. It was an enjoyable, busy, Saturday and a great one to kick off summer with!
I’ve decided to make Sunday my relaxing day. I finally peeled myself out of bed long enough to find a fantastic bagel place. Bob’s Bagels was a great choice. Now I’m back in bed and have no intentions to spend my time doing anything but lying around or possibly hit up Soho to shop! It’s been a long week and I’m anxious to see what week two has in store.
What I learned this week:
Being nice is always the right answer.
Don’t wear a blazer and jeans on an 88 degree day.
Working five days a week is more tiring than I thought.
Brunch is the best “meal.”