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gretchen is a writer in new york city

Tag: happiness (page 8 of 29)

business partner

Regular readers from way back when have likely read a rant or five about the IMG_0707Retreat I will open one day. I have this whole healing, creative, musical, organic farm land in mind. I think after my first marriage fell apart, I put it on the back burner. Because worse than losing a husband who was shitty to me anyways, I lost a business parter. A potential investor. Continue reading

a snowy sea of smiles

IMG_0178This is the last time I was happy, February 2012. After that, things all went pear-shaped again while I continued to fight the good fight and find a place for myself in this town.

I’m proud to report that three weeks have gone by now, nearly three, and I haven’t felt unsteady or crash-like. The way I put it to my best friend in Colorado over the weekend was IMG_0154that “I feel suspiciously happy.” Then we talked about how someone possibly put a curse on me for a minute… but that’s another story.

I write a lot about how human interactions can slap around a life to the degree where it’s not quite the experience we’d prefer. I also weave in some pleasantries from time to time. Continue reading

tis the season

I love Christmas time in New York City. To celebrate this wonderful time I of year, I’ve been going on dates again.The John Dory

My mantra of the moment is, “Don’t get married.” As our loyal readers are aware, I have a nasty habit of doing that. And I really like to do it, apparently, with people who I hardly know. So yeah, the “Don’t get married” mantra is in full effect.

I haven’t felt compelled to marry anyone I’ve been on dates with this week… I’ve been on three so far. I guess it’s a bit fun. But then again, it’s sort of impossible to have a bad time running around Manhattan at places like The John Dory and The Pony Bar. Continue reading

my first proposal

I’ve been married twice, but no one has ever actually proposed to me. Right now, I’m working on my first proposal ever.IMG_0349 I’ve learned not to rely on other parties to be involved in such an intimate process. So I’m doing the proposal all by myself.

BOOK PROPOSAL TIME BLOG TRIBE!

An author representative asked for a proposal or manuscript to bat up to the Editorial group.

Yo… Continue reading

gadgets and gadgets oh my

IMG_0028Well, I snapped blog family. After about two months, I am once again with phone. Truth be told, the talking bits weren’t what I missed… I missed the gadgety bits… particularly the camera.

Naturally, I’ve already thrown my new phone once – I’m glad I got that out of the way quickly. There’s a big old chip on the top corner. It made me smile, various imperfections please me in an odd way.

While I was running around the Mac store on 5th Avenue last weekend rejoicing over having a pocket-sized happy-snapper to click my city and share with you all once more, I decided I also needed a IMG_0003new laptop.

YEAH FOR NEW LAPTOPS! Continue reading

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