Lost Files: Labor Day In Michigan

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I had the most fun in Michigan for Labor Day!

Being there reminded me how much I LOVE the midwest and Michigan. It’s just so… me. There’s just such a familiar feeling when I go there, a safe feeling. But then again I’m in “like” with New York and it pushes me to be better.

I went to the gym every day that I was home. The guys at the gym were just all tall and attractive. The men in NYC are really short and because I’m tall, we are always the same height.¬†Ex-Factor happens to be strangely tall but he’s an exception. I rarely find nice tall guys in NYC. Everyone in Michigan is just so tall!

As I was leaving on my flight to come back to NYC, my home for now, I was just so sad. I could see myself having a condo or townhouse and a cool car in Michigan; things that I can not have in NYC at the moment. However, I need to make a living and I can not do that sufficiently in Michigan. Which brings me to the fact that I need to open my own business in Detroit. It sounds far fetched, but why not try to try it. If I fail, oh well, I have experience, connections and a few degrees to fall back on. Most likely honestly, I would still work in NYC until I was able to get it together in Michigan. Why Detroit? The economy is building back up and it’s the hot spot for small businesses. What about money? I will not be starting a company unless I’ve gotten some type of seed competition money. If that never happens, then I probably won’t even attempt to do it. I have to be realistic and smart. So the next step is to get my business plan together. It could just be a cool attempt but at least I have to try or dream. I know there’s more out here for me but I don’t know what yet, clearly I have to try to figure it out.

I do know that I want to help people but I don’t know how to… yet.

My Thanksgiving Holiday

I had a great thanksgiving! Here are the highlights from my week:

My family and I are really funny people. We joke, laugh, and play games! We were playing monopoly below. It got to be a very intense game as players were holding onto property and leaving the game. Then we played Taboo and it was hilarious the pressure that you feel when it’s your turn.

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I babysat a baby! Just not any baby but the newest baby to my God-Kids clan. She’s a beautiful baby and very good. I had such a lovely time with her. One day of babysitting, I totally understood mothers a little bit more. Everything is about the baby. I’m old enough now where I understand that and I appreciate that. However, I’m going to stick with getting a cat first.

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I ate a Coney Dog from Coney Island. No not the Coney Island in NYC, in Michigan there are hundreds of food places called coney island and they have the infamous Coney Dog. AMAZING!!!

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I spend time with my friends. I literally love my friends. I still love friends that I haven’t seen in years. It just feels so good to have that feeling of familiarity and trust. I wish I would have taken more photos.

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Overall I had a lovely week with my family and friends. I’m seeing that nothing can beat that!

A Last Weekend Photo

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Here’s a photo from last weekend of me and my¬†girlfriends.

It was the birthday of J (white dress). I traveled far (it’s not that far) to Dobbs Ferry to have brunch with her, I do love my friends!

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Brunch at Half Moon was great! The atmosphere was amazing and it’s right off the water. J is such an inspiration because she changed her life by losing about 40-50 pounds about 2 years ago or so. She is always encouraging me to continue my journey.

Although the first photo doesn’t have the best quality, I think I look so uncomfortable and I couldn’t remember how to stand to create more curves (I’m on the left hand side at the end). By the way, my dress was red and from Boohoo’s website.

It’s definitely a good picture to have as a before even though in this photo I’m still 11 pounds down from where I started. I definitely think 90-100 pounds are a good number for me to lose. It’s all coming from that middle!

All with time…