What is there to do here? I feel my city girl coming out. Making beelines to hipster bars and any place with the words “Live Music.” But a change of scenery means a change of style and I’ve been adapting. Here's what I've discovered.
It happened so fast One minute, I had three jobs: marketing assistant at a regional arts center, hostess at a family-owned pub & grill where customers called me by my first name, and journalist at the local magazine - a role which has taken me beyond coffee meetings and, as my friend Ana phrased it, literally into … Continue reading Goodbye, Massachusetts! Hello, Florida
“They’re real alligators in a hotel!" I press against the railing and peer into the pond. A two-foot-sized gator drifts across the surface of the water. Then there’s another one basking under the heat of a lamp and another one sitting still upon a rock. We’re at Gaylord Palms Resort, a luxury hotel in Orlando. … Continue reading Escaping Reality: St Fagans to Old Sturbridge
"Remember, nobody is as important as you." My brother, Chris, coaches me on how to navigate the ground-level life of New York City. Overtake pedestrians when they're walking too slow. Proceed with confidence across the crosswalk even if a car is turning. Maybe even cut someone in line if they're on the phone. New Yorkers … Continue reading 24 Hours in New York City
With a sweet tooth to satisfy I've made certain that Worcester County's bakeries have not gone undiscovered. There are four things that I love: cupcakes, cannolis, coffee, and alcohol. When I'm offered all these things, my heart feels like exploding with joy. This is how you make me happy. Just so you know. Also, I suppose family, love, … Continue reading Sweet Delights in Worcester County
“How have you never gone apple-picking before?” My coworkers ask me with wide eyes. I feel suspicious and spend the rest of my shift asking every coworker that crosses my path if they’ve gone apple-picking before. Lo and behold, their responses are all the same. Raised eyebrows, a twitch of a smile, and, “yes...of course...” … Continue reading Autumn Madness in Massachusetts
“I can’t believe you’re here.” I wake up on my birthday and roll over to see my best friend, Tofu, sleeping beside me. The night before, I found a giant present in the foyer and when I unwrapped it, she popped out! I was so shocked, I started crying. Now she’s here for my birthday. … Continue reading A Week in Worcester County