Of course Carrie Bradshaw said it best, “In New York, they say, you're always looking for a job, a boyfriend or an apartment. So, let's say you have two out of three and they're fabulous. Why do we let the thing we don't have affect how we feel about all the things we do have? Why does one minus a plus one feel like it adds up to zero?”
|(From my 2011 interview with Candace Bushnell at her book signing party)|
How true does this ring to so many of us New York women? As a writer, community manager and blogger, my career has recently hit a bump (or rather a curve) in the road with the loss of my fulltime job as my team's project has ended. While I landed my own East Village studio this summer and have a supportive boyfriend (who rubs my feet and even attempts to cook healthy dinners for us from time to time), this ending to a phase in my career threw me for a bit of a loop at first.
Raised as a positive and optimistic person, I’m excited for this change and even the upcoming challenges. I’m not sure what adventures are in store, but I’m already in full swing interview mode for some wonderful New York City opportunities while I freelance write and blog, of course. I apologize to my lovely readers for my lack in posting the past week during this hectic time. More to come on my new path once something is set in stone!
We’re all faced with these crossroads, whether we live in New York City or the suburbs. But, in this city, it holds true that we’re always searching for something – the boyfriend, the career move or a rent controlled apartment that won’t drain our savings each month.
Everything can’t be perfect all of the time. We have to acknowledge this to be happy with the things we do have. While Carrie Bradshaw may be a fictional character, writer Candace Bushnell is a successful New York City woman who has faced these paths of uncertainty like the rest of us, before settling in as an iconic writer for female readers and television viewers around the world.
When you’re in the midst of a “New York City Transition” in your career, apartment search or love life, remember to be thankful for the lovely things you have to stay positive going forward until you reach your goals and dreams xo