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This weekend marks my one-month anniversary with New York City. So far I’ve managed to catch the wrong train only a handful of times (and hop the turnstile only once); explore several Manhattan and Brooklyn neighborhoods; snag a job @ the restaurant/bar/venue that apparently launched Regina Spektor’s career (come say heyyyyy!); and find the best slice of pizza less than a mile away from my apt. 

I love the energy and pace of this city and I’m grateful to have a space and community that lets me breathe and regroup when it all gets to a boiling point. Speaking of which, super stoked for a genuine autumn season and ready to layer again. I’ve also applied to a couple internships (some paid, others not) and hoping to combine restaurant-serving with creative work. 

current art exhibit showing @ Silent Barn / Bushwick, BK

current art exhibit showing @ Silent Barn / Bushwick, BK

Other new(ish) things besides moving:

  1. cooking’ up projects that are probably too big to tackle publicly anytime soon, but they’ll marinate anyway
  2. corralling poems I don’t want to touch anymore and sending them off into the fall/winter publishing season deliberation abyss
  3. obsessing over newly found visual/performative artists and concocting Big Ideas To Someday See Through (see #1) Current obsession: Ed Atkins —> watch Depression and fall head over heels for his work
gorgeous multimedia installation,  Lovers  by Teiji Furuhashi, seen on a Free Friday @ MoMA i.e. Disney World-Esque Mad House of the Art World 

gorgeous multimedia installation, Lovers by Teiji Furuhashi, seen on a Free Friday @ MoMA i.e. Disney World-Esque Mad House of the Art World 

Currently listening to: Blonde / Frank Ocean (because who isn’t???)

Cheers to keeping fingers crossed on internship decisions and making rent for the rest of 2016 <3 <3 

New Job & Future Talk

Things are finally looking up. I'm hosting at Applebee's now (off JTB, come say hi) and I'm settling into more of a routine here. Time moves faster with short-term goals in mind. The biggest of which is landing an internship with an independent publishing press, preferably in a city I'd like to eventually settle down in. I'm applying to presses in San Francisco, New Orleans, Minneapolis, even Canada for the spring. Hoping to gain experience in the publishing industry and eventually move my way up through the ranks, from editorial assistant to some-day developmental editor. 

I'm learning to take the advice of the beloved, fabulous interstellar-transvestite, Dr. Frank N. Furter: "Don't dream it. Be it."