Today I’ve gotten a taste of what working freelance might be like. I’ve started writing my trial article for the job I’m trying to get. I spent my day playing phone tag with sources and trying to piece together an article when they called me back. I have a decent draft now, but I’m still waiting on a few more people to get back to me. I’m sure this will be easier as I get to know sources and get more experience, but it was kind of stressful waiting all day.
I”m getting used to life here (as much as I can…). I really like being walking distance to just about anything I could need. I went grocery shopping yesterday morning, and it was just four blocks away. And it wasn’t as expensive as I thought it would be. I’m going to make more of an effort to eat better and not buy as many pre-packaged and frozen meals. I don’t really intend to work out, but I think all of the walking will more than compensate.I can already feel my jeans getting looser.
Yesterday afternoon while I was waiting for my writing assignment, I walked over to Astoria Park (about a 25 minute walk away) and just sat on a bench reading. The weather here has been gorgeous this week.
I haven’t ventured out to Manhattan since my interview. I bought a $10 metrocard (instead of the unlimited pass) because I’m trying to conserve my money until I have a job. I’m going to go into town tomorrow night for a stand-up comedy show hosted by some of Andy’s friends (the sames ones who had the show when were here in November). I do want to explore the city, but right now I’m just trying to focus on getting a job and then a place to live.