The search for a summer job has been tough (just ask my feet), but my internship with PONO jewelry has been absolutely fabulous so far! Although, would you like to know the first lesson I learned in New York? FORGET THE HEELS. Yesterday I wore a dress to work and I ever so foolishly thought I could handle walking the streets of New York in (very pretty) brown wedged heels. Needless to say, it didn't take me more than 4 blocks before I tripped on a pothole and completely wiped out in the middle of a street intersection. Fortunately for me, a very nice Swedish man was there to help me up before any crazed taxi drivers could run me over.
Full disclosure: I was really nervous about coming here in the beginning. Not only did every single one of my family member's scare the s%#@ out of me with stories of murderers and rapists that lurk the streets of New York at night... but I was also worried that I may not have chosen the best way to spend my summer break (for ME at least). I mean... my ideal summer has always consisted of banana tanning lotion and my very own seat by the pool... NOT overcrowded concrete streets and potential pick pockets every where I turn. I was starting to wonder whether or not I made a mistake accepting an internship opportunity as a Freshman.
But as the days went on... I found more and more things that made me feel at home. First of all, my roommate Lauren is an absolute joy. And then I found a beautiful bike path about 4 blocks down from me that goes along the beautiful Hudson river. I always run there on a sunny day. And Lauren and I are going rollerblading there next week. ;)
Summer has definitely NOT been lost. I can still work out every day, and as I write this post, I am basking in the sun in Central Park, surrounded by hundreds of people tanning, flying kites, playing frisbee and volleyball, and even rolling around a giant human-size inflatable soccer ball..... that seems.. to be... COMING MY WAY!!!!!!!!!!
Ope! False alarm!! Some shirtless man just kicked it away from me. We're good.
*sigh* Oh yes. I really think I'm going to like it here.
Fashion Fox... in her Natural Habitat