The Big Move: To Broker Or Not to Broker

To Broker or Not to Broker I read a lot of articles and studied up on how to find an apartment in NYC without a broker. The main pro of this was saving money (of course). Brokers can charge 10-15% of your annualized rent, or even a certain number of months of rent price. A…

Groundhog Day Musical Review

I started joining Broadway lotteries and won our first one with Groundhog Day! About the Lottery:¬†Performances for a lot of the Broadways have a limited number of tickets sold via the lottery. You enter your name for usually the day of or next day performance and at a certain time there is an electric drawing…

Futile Pursuit of Work-Life Balance

The constant battle of humans is to find balance in our lives with everything going on. “Busy” does not just mean busy with work. And in fact, as part of the Millenial generation I truly do seek to find purpose within AND outside of work. The concept of having balance insinuates that within 24 hours…

The Big Move: 5-Step Prep

Moving to NYC was no easy task, and having to do it while wrapping up residency made it even more difficult. But with excitement for new adventures, teamwork, and savings accounts, my boyfriend and I were able to do it relatively smoothly. Before moving here, we lived in a college town with a two-story, 2…

New York City Welcome Party (aka July 4th Fireworks)

Two posts in one day?! Well, there’s a lot to catch up on. When my boyfriend and I were deciding when we would come to New York City, I honestly never thought it would be the day after residency ended. But our landlord decided to try to sell our rental and we had a choice…

Thursday’s Thoughts: Embracing Boredom

Today I’ll take a brief break from catching you all up on The Big Move. Living in our Upper West Side apartment on a 4th floor walk up when it’s 90 degrees outside in Manhattan leaves you questioning whether you really needed to run any errands. At the same time, I am also at that…

The Job Search

I’ve spend a long time in school or in training of some sort. Of course, we should all aim to be lifelong learners, but the days of tuition, proctored exams, and physically going to a classroom at a dedicated time each day/week are finally behind me. When I applied for my first “real” job it…

Creating Boundaries By Choice

I’m a 28-year old new grad, three times over since high school, and it’s finally time to become an “adult” with my first job post-residency. I’ve come to this stage only to realize that being an adult really means you get better at faking it and knowing most others fake it too. That sounds cynical but it’s really meant to be a liberating statement. Because what I’ve come to realize is that I can make the choice to “fake it ’til I make it” or make the choice to own who I am – and be who I want to be.