Thursday, June 26, 2014
On her day off yesterday, she sent me this selfie from the dressing room of a thrift store in Chicago. She was vey taken with that jacket she found for only $18. She hadn't yet picked up her first paycheck, so she was torn as to whether to go for it. She finally did buy it, and proceeded to wear it to dinner that night with a new friend, a woman her age who just started working at the company where she's interning.
She says she's on her feet morning till night as happens in the food and beverage field, and she wondered if she should have stayed in New York and done the more glamorous sounding restaurant group internship she had been offered. And then she said, "Who am I kidding, the work would have been the same, and I wouldn't have had the experience of living in my own rather nice apartment and discovering a whole new city. I'm finding I really enjoy being on my own." You're not lonely?" I asked her. "Not at all," she said.