My mom and I boarded our delayed plane which consisted of many "Real Housewives of..." shows, and we landed in our Ravel hotel that evening. Let me take a minute to praise the Ravel, as the lobby people were exceptional and gave my mom and I many free glasses of wine and shuttled us wherever we needed to go in the area.
|My mom and I on the rooftop of the Ravel hotel|
|Me, Kim, and Mom in Central Park|
I moved into a room on the fourteenth floor of my apartment building yesterday. My everyday view is the Queens bridge and the gorgeous New York skyline. As I'm blogging I keep peaking over at the Empire State Building and the lit-up Chrystler building.
Audrey, a gal I have known over the years at Baylor (we met from my failed sorority), and I are sharing a room and bunk beds. But gooooodness this apartment is spacious with a kitchen, living room, another master bedroom/bathroom (for the other two gals and winners of the coin flip), and a balcony. I found out tonight it's apparently 3 grand a month, so I'll be downgrading to a closet apartment for around 1000 a month if I plan on staying here after May.
Tomorrow is my first day of my internship (MLK day-- "That's racist." is the joke a guy in my program keeps saying to those who are working). Audrey and I did a mini fashion show to decide what to wear. I've settled for a leopard print top and black pencil skirt (leather down the sides!) becuase it screams "Jessica."
My goals for this semester are to find out more of who I am and what I want for my future. I want to savor every opportunity (and diverse restaurant choices!!), meet incredible people, work hard and be able to give someone directions around the city by the end of spring...