Fearless City Living


All my life I’ve dreamed of getting my degree and living in some fabulous city and having this fantastic life and meeting new people and becoming a “lady that lunches”. I blame my torrid love affair with the show Sex and the City, but now things are starting to change.

In a fit of mild desperation the other day I tweeted about how much I really wanted to attend a Blogger meetup, preferably local because I’ve never been to one and all of the ones that I do want to go to are either no longer doing it or are way too expensive for me. A fellow blogger/tweeter @heysuburban directed me towards a blogger meetup in my community, and thank goodness for the World Wide Web, because now that I have had time to do my research and check out some of the local bloggers websites my decision to hurry up and move to a big fabulous city post graduation is starting to wane.

I’ve always dreamed of living in a big, beautiful, energetic city, but I was never really aware of the crazy/beautiful things that are actually in the city that I was born and raised in, This could probably be because I’ve always lived in the burbs and never got the lady balls to drive down and around the city by myself too often. That requires a wild hair or a willing person to take the driver’s seat instead (because yes, I am scared of aggressive drivers). This could just be because I have had *wonderful* luck with vehicles in the past and I am pretty much convinced that I need to live in a city with city-wide transportation or have a life long prescription to ant-anxiety medicine. Either way, my decision to stay in Kansas City will ultimately be decided on the fact that I want to go into Public Relations in the Publishing Industry and  the Kansas City area isn’t exactly hopping in that department.

So, at the very least I’ll settle for landing amongst the stars while aiming for the moon in my future job hunting.

So far, my tentative list of future cities to live in and hopefully having a flourishing career in the Publishing industry are;


-New York City (this is an obvious one)

-San Francisco


-Omaha (this surprised me too)

I intend to keep doing further research and striving to get to where I want to be in life and be happy while there.



BEDA day 6: A letter to my present self.

Dear self,

Right now you may be  having a bit of a hard time with things, The encroachment of summer vacation was never your favorite thing. Especially since you’re currently so close to getting your degree and some days you just want to be done with it and others you are scared shitless of the future, and that’s okay.

Here’s some good news though, you’re a 23 year old that at least knows exactly what she wants out of life and for the most part knows how to get it.  Granted there are some things that are going to be easier than others to get, but all good things take time and patience, as you know. The other day you watched this video and your life got about ten times better, because this is basically what you want to do with your life.

Aside from some of the shitty things that aren’t in  your control right now you are a ridiculously hopeful individual. Your head is in the right place and you have the gall and the stubborness to get everything out of this life that you want. So, keep up the good work and always keep your goals in mind because they’re damn good ones.

Finally, when it comes to guys and seeing all of your friend’s getting engaged and announcing their pregnancies on every social media website that you frequent, Be happy for them and show support to them and their happiness, your time will come. It will probably be after you graduate and get the hell out of Misery, but you will NOT become a “crazy cat lady”.

Best wishes!