My first day in NY was a bit daunting. I got off LaGuardia Airport and whoa was it hot that day! I bee-lined my way to the taxi line and waited my turn. Of course there were some “gypsy” drivers trying to get my business, but thankfully living in Europe gave me the education I needed to fend off these guys.
While waiting in line, I hear these two girls talking with each other — and wow were they talking fast. But they weren’t talking about anything remotely interesting, they were just Throwback: First Day in the Big Applemerely bitching about their friend or something.
Anyway, when I finally got to my turn, I asked the cab driver to take me to this AirBnB place I rented for two weeks in Astoria. I can barely remember the memory of the ride, but I remember thinking holy ish I’m in NY!
From the time I moved my blog to WordPress, I’ve been tracking how well it’s been doing. Here are the highlights of Liane Pamuspusan since February:
Total Views: 1,266
Total Comments: 28
Total Followers: 76
Most Popular Post Written: “How Fashion Affects Our Lives”
When I first bought the domain name “LianePamuspusan.com”, I had big plans for it. I planned on writing everyday, I wanted to track how well it each posts were doing on social media, and I wanted to see what my audiences would say about my writing.
Sadly, I have forgotten what the whole point of this blog was. I’m not sure anymore if I’m
writing posting for myself or am I just updating it for the sake of the cost/wear of the domain.
They say that when you have a blog, you should be your authentic self. Write about whatever you feel like writing about. Post whatever you want to post about. So I’m going to try this one on for size — refocusing this blog on NYC living and all the quirks that go with it.
I lived in the Seattle for almost 11 years, so you could say that I’m a West Coast girl at heart. Treading through the streets of NY is WAYYY different than it is in Seattle. For one thing, Seattle is smaller – WAY smaller. In Seattle, you drive – A LOT. Seattle is a baby when it comes to everything — fashion, food, tech (ok fine, I’ll give her Boeing, Microsoft and Amazon), beauty. It rains a lot in Seattle (yes, I know, a broken record).
Close proximity to Europe? CHECK!
Mature AND still growing Beauty, Fashion, Food, and Tech? CHECK!
Don’t have to drive a car to work? CHECK!
WAYY too many places to discover? CHECK!!
It only rains a handful of times? CHECK!
I’ve always dreamed about living in NY (yes, I know just like any other 27 year old you would encounter), so I feel very blessed to be living in this massive and expensive city.
Anyone out there on the same boat as I am? Feel free to comment on what your first day was like living in NY. I’ll talk about mine on my next post!
Keep working hard, and stop worrying about things you can’t control.
- Joy Cho of Oh Joy! for The Everygirl
When the trend first came out, the first thought that came to my head was, “every girl will start to look like Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman”. I ignored it, stayed away from it, and pretty much stuck to my booties and flat knee highs.
To end this Saturday, here are things I have been enjoying recently ..
Getting life nuggets from “Likeable Leadership” by Dave Kerpen
Playing curator with my Pinterest boards
Cornell’s Law School website saved my butt this week
China starts to think about ending animal testing on cosmetics
Also, consider donating your resources to the Typhoon Haiyan efforts.
I want to hit myself in the head sometimes. How can I forget about the “big picture”? Have I become so jaded that I fail to see things the way I used to? This week has been quite a challenge for me. I’ve learned the valuable lesson of not doubting my abilities (yet again). I think I leaned on for too long that I forget what I am capable of doing. I say basta (means “enough” in Italian).
1. Writing things by hand. Letters to friends, lists for the store, goals for the week, notes for lovers, thank you cards and memos to coworkers. Digital communication is easy and convenient but ask anybody: there's a huge difference between texting someone to say that you love them and hope they have a great day and writing it on a note and leaving it next to their bed.
Last weekend, I used my Photoshop CS (!!) to create a collage of pictures with clickable links (not as hard as I thought it was). However, after doing a research on how to upload html files onto WordPress, I quickly came to a very sad conclusion – I can’t upload html files onto WordPress blogs unless I have a legitimate WordPress site (the details are just irrelevant now). Anyway, the silver lining of this, is now I know how to create clickable links through Photoshop (adding that to my list of Photoshopping skills).
So instead of a collage of pictures, I bring you articles I recently read that may be useful to you as well.
- The reason why one must travel abroad, alone.
- Not a fan of blogging? Or perhaps you don’t understand why people have blogs? Maybe reading this will help clear some things out for you.
- Ever wonder what it’s like finding an apartment in NY? College Prep sums it up for you.
- How to be THAT girl, according to Kate White (former EIC of Cosmopolitan)
Thank you @collegeprepster and @levoleague for the inspiration behind this post.
— Business of Fashion (@BoF) October 25, 2013
"Always do right. It will gratify some people & astonish the rest” Every career girl (or aspiring career girl), read: http://t.co/7EAzmtguDV
— eva chen (@evachen212) October 20, 2013
— Nina Garcia (@ninagarcia) October 16, 2013
Take a positive outlook on the challenges you are facing. It will help to solve them.
— WomenWorking.com (@Womenworking) October 17, 2013
Should medical school last just three years? http://t.co/p4tWsOYlmn
— The New York Times (@nytimes) October 25, 2013
New York City department stores are giving their cosmetics, skin care and fragrances areas a makeover. http://t.co/ceQ5bOGTdU
— NYT Fashion (@NYTFashion) October 17, 2013