Friday, April 18, 2008

The Pope in New York City!

Hey y'all,
The Pope is in NYC today!!! and for the rest of the weekend as well. Woohoo excitement in my city!
For those traveling around the city, esp by car or bus, tons of streets are closed off, so give yourself extra time. Subways should be fine.

Today he was at the U.N. And tomorrow, one stop is at St. Patrick's Cathedral - just 2 miles from my apt!!!
(isn't that exciting fellow roomies?!)

and Sunday he speaks at Yankees Stadium.


Friday, April 4, 2008

I love NYC :-) my new home!

Thursday, April 3, 2008

leaving for NY...taking risks and giving back :-)

Hi y'all,
As I close my suitcases and put my bags in the car, I send you this email before leaving for the airport.
I am moving to New York City, my biggest dream since I was 16, and I'm now I'm finally making it come true.
So much is going through my mind, so much excitement and anxiety, but one thought really stands out that I want to share with you, about risks. And a quote at the bottom that sums it all up, and one we should all follow for life :-)

Someone I love recently asked me if i am someone who takes risks, or who will start taking risks. I wasn't sure at the time, but now i've realized, the answer is yes. And i think a lot of it comes from moving so much, different cities, states, houses, and schools, having to be brave, start over, meet new people, make new friends, over and over, my entire life thus far.
Until college, it was out of my control, due to my Dad's job transfers, but post college, it has been due to my choice to travel and live in cities I have always wanted to live in, follow my dreams, achieve my goals, etc.

And now I am leaving the comfort and stability of my friends and family in CA, to move 3000 miles to NY, by myself, without a secured job or finalized apt, and doing everything on my own, with my goal and dream to live in Manhattan, and support myself 100%
that is a risk

and this quote motivates me to always take risks:
Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than the ones that you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.
~Mark Twain

Also, a SUPER AWESOME video shared with me by my BFF (and initially given to her by Erwin - thanks yo!) is a must watch - from an Oprah guest lecture - the best summary of how to live life to the fullest - only 10 mins long but so worth it!!!

Now to keep in touch with me - email, AIM/ichat, phone calls, text, snail mail letters, and video chat! So download skype, video skype, or get a webcam (or if you have a built in one), we can talk on video chat! woohoo!! It's like I'm right there :-)

And btw, huge opportunities to give back are coming up: YOU CAN SAVE LIVES and MAKE A HUGE DIFFERENCE!!!
1) Idol Gives Back, April 9th, FOX at 8pm:
(watch the promotional video on this site - it made me cry!)
2) And March of Dimes's - March for Babies:
(go to the donate tab and help to save babies!

I hope all is fabulous with you and much love and hugs to all,
And come visit me in the Big Apple!