the world and words of a writer

gretchen is a writer floating between australia and manhattan

focus. more apartment. etc.

Alright. I’m refocussing.

Let’s talk more about apartment. Because this remains at the forefront (can you tell I’m back to writing speeches? who uses the word forefront?).

Yesterday I saw a place that I love love loved and think I might be able to barely afford. It’s the top floor of a walk up building right outside of Times Square.

Pluses: I could walk to work. It drenched in natural light. It’s midtown Manhattan.

Minuses: It’s a million dollar shoe box. There are many stairs involved.

Looking for apartments actually sucks. Then once I move in, I have to furnish it… which also sucks. I couldn’t be any less interested in purchasing furniture. All I want remains to be a desk and real computer… along with the puppies teleported to NYC from AUS, I don’t think that’s a lot to ask, really.

On the up side, my job is wonderful. And yes, I’m completely serious. I work for an international member organization. Yesterday my day entailed writing speeches for delivery in Bangladesh, Copenhagen, and Warsaw.

It’s hard finding ways to use your skills as a wordsmith that support survival. I’m lucky to like what I do. Imagine if I could somehow swing writing books…

2 Comments

  1. Damn, that flat looks amazing – I know what ‘drenched in light’ means to you, and a walk to work. Just remember that looking for a place to live is intensely stressful…but uncorking your first bottle of champagne in your new home makes it ALL worthwhile! X

    • Didn’t take this one darling, but totally made love to the windows. It was a five story walk up… I’m not doing that in the snow, wearing stilettos, on Friday night… But I found another one I’m going to apply for today! Light could be better, location could not. I love you and think about you every day. x

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