I used to be the messy one. The messy sister, the messy house guest, the messy girlfriend. To clarify, messy is not dirty. Messy is you let your stuff pile up until you can’t easily move around your room. Or you still haven’t put away your clean laundry from a week ago. Or you have the habit of leaving jewelry and hair ties around when you’re visiting family.
The room in my current apartment is half the size of my first apartment. I was spoiled. My first apartment had a walk-in closet with two closets…I kid you not (and I was still probably paying less than you are for your Manhattan shoebox…go Astoria!). When I moved I was really proud of the fact that I got rid of about six grocery bags filled with stuff — not garbage — stuff.
My living room at it’s peak of organization.
That was the beginning of a pretty big transformation for me. Because of a combination of circumstances, I now find great pleasure in the process of unclutter-ing. With lots of inspiration from The Unclutterer, the only blog I have ever had delivered straight to my inbox, I’ve de-cluttered my life in tons of small ways and the effects have been pretty momentous.
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In September I had my first experience working on a professional television production, an opportunity that came from one of our NY Creative Interns volunteers, Megan Frantz.
The TV Show was called “The Year in Pup Culture” and aired on Animal Planet this December. It was produced by Next Millennium Productions, where Megan works.
So what did I do? I handled the puppies all day! It was my job to make sure they didn’t fall off the stage, eat the props, and of course to help make them look as cute as possible.
Find & Follow Your Passion is this Saturday, November 10. I am so absolutely thrilled at what the NY Creative Interns team has put together in partnership with the Career Center at Pratt Institute.
This full day conference is just one of our solutions to help young creatives discover and achieve their dream careers. There are so many reasons to attend this amazing event, but I thought I’d highlight what I think are some of the top reasons to attend:
Tonight I had the pleasure of attending the first ever LearnVest Live event hosted in New York City.
As a self-proclaimed event geek, I can say confidently that this one topped the charts. I bought my ticket in the first wave at $20 which got me event access, a free budget plan, dinner, and a pretty sweet gift bag.
In recent months I’ve taken a more active role in my finances. I’ve used platforms like Mint and LearnVest to research and create a plan that helped me feel comfortable enough to take the risk of transitioning into freelance life.
Taking advantage of the free LearnVest budget plan gave me the confidence to open up my first credit card and confirmed what I already knew, I spend too much on going out to eat (but I don’t spend money on much else, so I’m giving myself that). I realized I should have used my freebie towards a second tier Learnvest Plan that focused on investing, but I got some of those tips tonight.
Today Barak Obama participated in a Reddit AMA, which stands for “Ask me anything.” Other popular Reddit AMA participants include the creator of The Oatmeal, a 5 year employee of McDonalds, and Bill Nye the Science Guy.
Redditors are able to ask a question in hopes that the participant will answer. As a small business owner, the following question stood out to me:
PartyInYourMouth: How are you going help small businesses in 2013 and 2014? and what if any bills are you going to impliment for small businesses, in 2013, and 2014?