I bet you guys think I am slow as molasses. I really had a busy week with the kids starting school, and me leaving for NY on that very day. I made the huge mistake of taking a duffle bag, rather than my rolling carry on. I woke up my first morning in NY thinking I slept bad..when actually I was sore from carrying heavy bags on my shoulders. Ok done whining about that.
I arrived at the studio to a super sweet group of producers which showed me my very on space. I was introduced to some food, followed by makeup which was a treat because as I mentioned on here, I never ever wear makeup. I chilled out a bit more in my temporary space for a while until it was my time to sit next to NATE THE GREAT. He was HANDSOME, and very nice. He complimented me, and my what I had done which literally had me blushing inside like a baby to tickles. I would have loved to pick his design brain a bit, but things moved so fast. Maybe one day I can get that exclusive. After my segment I went back to chill again in my space, wiped off the makeup, chatted with my producers, and hit the streets of NY until my car came to pick me up. There were people on the streets that saw the show, who stopped me and complimented my home which made me feel very good.
I had 1 hour/30mins to walk. My plan was to hit up REBECCA MINKOFF. Well I didn’t make it. Other stores stopped me, and my of course my love for looking at the city. FOLLOWED BY THE EARTHQUAKE. I had no clue it happened. I looked down at my watch and realized I was walking to slow and needed to run!!! Reality hit, and I knew if my ass started to run, I would pass out, and not make it at all. My throat was dry like the Arizona dessert. DRY. But I made it back to the studio where my car was waiting for me. Off I went to the airport, and back to Dallas.
Overall it was a great experience for me. Just the fact that they contacted me was an honor in itself. Blogs serve a purpose I must say. Thank you GET IT GIRL STYLE. Everyone here (FAMILY/FRIENDS) were so excited for me, and I was just grateful. I have not worked for over a year now in corporate America. But I know that had I been working for the company that I was working for, I would not be able to explore some of the opportunities that have come up for me via GIGS, and design. As they say, everything happens for a reason. I don’t know what the future holds for me. I cant make someone hire me in this economy, but I will eat bread and water before I go back to anything that I don’t enjoy. One life, one purpose, pure fulfillment. Its hard in this field of social media, and interior design. I cant even find a mentor. I am very personal, but my lets face it. My husband doesn’t know the world of blogging, so I can only get so much from him. I decided to reach out to a high profile blogger once and asked for help in the form of just being an ear via email when things get cloudy. I got a NOPE. Reached out to a few designers, and got an even bigger NOPE. The one thing that I will praise corporate America on is their ability to mentor, and actually want to. My last mentors were the Vice President of Marketing, and The Communications Manager for a Fortune 500 company. Talk about lessons learned. I don’t know what all those declines mean, but they only drive me to do me to the best of my ability. But that’s life, and a lesson. Everyone will not want to help you.
I always thank you guys for reading this blog and supporting me. Those of you that are faithful readers, and take me for me. I hug you virtually. I blog because I love it, and you guys are here. So thank you for all the congrats, the personal emails, and comments. It means the world, even when I am clueless as to what's next.
A special note, and something special for me in my room.
When I arrived it was late, and I dare not sit in the room. I walked the streets of Manhattan like a real New Yorker. I stopped at Insomnia Cookies, a pizza joint, and NICK’S which was a trip. I was eating with my eyes. I bought a slice of pizza, and burger/fries for $16 just because. I didn’t even eat the burger. SAD.
I woke up to a beautiful morning. I could literally see the people across the way eating cereal. Totally cool. It was time to get ready as I regretted taking my daughters hair advice. But it was to late because it was wet.
The car picked me up..and off I went.
Check out the line. This is only half of it. They want to see NATE THE GREAT.
Here is my room!!!! Super cool.
Walking the streets of the NY.
I think I was born here in another life. Really. Its sad for me to love a city this much. I dreamed of my daughter being a ballet dancer, and moving to NY just for me to visit year ago…Oh until she told me after 3 years of lessons that “THIS IS YOUR PASSION, NOT MINE”…
SEE YA NEW YORK. I WILL BE BACK. TRUST ME BABY!
So that’s it guys. My trip, plus a little extra real on my brain…
High Fives & Hugs,
*ALL PHOTOS BELONG TO TAMARA STYLES.