Central Park in the fall
Central Park in the fall is one of my favorite places in New York City. The air is crisp, the sun is out, and the leaves are changing. Recently, I spent the afternoon wandering aimlessly through the park. It was a nice change from the busy, fast paced week.
What’s your favorite fall spot?
The Minimalist Closet of Sara Berman
While on the job hunt I’m trying to put down my laptop, take a step back from my applications, and explore all that New York City has to offer. Recently, I went to the Metropolitan Museum of Art to see Sara Berman’s closet. Sara Berman was an immigrant who moved to New York and kept a meticulous closet.
Her closet was minimalistic and monochromatic; she only chose to wear white. Even though I tend to wear all black, I felt inspired by Berman’s choices: everything had a place and there was no excess. The simplicity made me reflect on my own closet.
Since moving to New York and living in a small apartment, it has been a goal of mine to try to adapt a more minimalist lifestyle. I’ve been weeding through my clothes and donating pieces that I don’t wear. Though it’s a slow process, I have been trying to be more mindful of what I actually need when I’m shopping. For items i’m not donating, I’m in the process of making a Poshmark account to start selling my clothes that I no longer wear (stay tuned).
It’s still a work in progress as I’m finishing the final touches on my room (a full room post coming soon) but here is what my closet looks like. Keeping my clothes neat and orderly helps me see what I have, what I need and what I can do without.
In the coming months, be on the lookout for more detailed posts about my closet, how I choose to organize, and what to look for while shopping.
I would love to hear your thoughts!
Don’t Settle: An Approach to the Post Grad Job Search
I saw this on a floor of a coffee shop before an interview and felt it really spoke to my life at this moment.
“Applying to jobs is fun” said no one ever. I am currently in the process of applying to jobs, moving to NYC, and figuring out my life post grad and let me tell you: it’s stressful but I am excited for the change.
While I’ve had a couple of interviews and even a few job offers, nothing has been the right fit. Even though I’m a recent grad, I’m not willing to settle for a job just to have it. Some people think that’s crazy but I’ve made a commitment to stay true to myself. I won’t risk my sanity, happiness or well being just to say I have a job; a job I don’t even like.
I’m going with the approach that it’s going to be okay. I believe that everything happens for a reason and the right opportunity will come as long as I have patience. In the meantime, I plan on doing odd jobs and exploring all that NYC has to offer. After all, you’re only 23 once.
What are your thoughts?
I must apologize for being MIA for the past month… It’s been a crazy couple of weeks. First off, I graduated college, with a BA in dance and a minor in business. The dress I wore for the graduation ceremony was from Nordstrom. Not only was it extremely comfortable but the best part was that it had pockets!!
I also signed my lease for an apartment in Brooklyn with two of my closest friends but, I’ll be spending one more summer on the Cape filled with (hopefully) lots of adventure and beach days. There will be many big changes happening in my life in the next couple of months, which I will sharing, so make sure to follow along!
What are your summer plans?