New York: Little girl in a big city

I’m halfway through my second full day in New York, and already I’ve fallen in love with the city. Portlandia may be the place where young people go to retire, but New York is where the easily bored and naturally-curious people come to stay busy.

It’s only my second time here, but so far, I feel like I’m getting a better experience of what the personality and culture of the city is compared to the choir trip I took back in 8th grade.

I know people normally spend money to fly somewhere when they have an official interview lined up, but I can’t say that this trip was exactly the same case. The goal of my trip was just to learn as much as I could about what it was like to work in the professional business world and what I could expect on a day-to-day basis. By doing this I was hoping to narrow down what role/area in marketing would be the best fit for my strengths. So I sold my Coachella ticket, cashed in savings bonds and hoped for the best. Quite a spendy way to approach self-discovery, but so far entirely worth it.

I feel like I have a better understanding of how departments work together and what’s expected of each marketing role. Before, it felt like there was a large degree of separation between college graduate and business professional (unknown territory). I also feel WAY more comfortable and confident during interviews, which I am the most proud of (and hopefully I can say that nervous laugh is permanently gone).

I’ve had so many people help me get this far, and I’m determined to do the same once I start my career. I’m so grateful for everything my mentors have done and I know I would not have gone nearly as far (or been half as damn patient) without them. So thank you all, and as Bethany has always said “Just pay it forward.”


About Kailee Crawford

I'm an Oregon-born travel addict living in New York making the most of my vacation days. I started this travel blog to keep track of my bucket list and it's morphed into a journal of my adventures and recommendations for things to see, do, eat and drink. My hope is that I can help other travelers find their way. I want to try everything once and to live a life without regrets or missed opportunities. I call my philosophy on life the "the death bed philosophy" - I want to be laying in my death bed reflecting on all of the things I've done and seen in this world, not the things I wished I had done. It's not meant to be morbid, just a reminder to take risks, go out of your comfort zone and live life to the fullest. ♫♫♫♫♫ "You were only waiting for this moment to be free" --- "Blackbird" by The Beatles This quote is undoubtedly my favorite quote because it's a reminder of the infinite opportunities available to us. That in each moment there is an opportunity to find true happiness, and a sense of freedom when you're doing what you love. Freedom to explore, to create, to improve oneself, and to find fulfillment even during the 9 to 5 grind. ♫♫♫♫♫ I'm an incredibly pensive person with a wide variety of interests. In addition to traveling, my guilty pleasures include wine, food, music, art, languages and history. I grew up a nerd, watching The History Channel and reading The Lord of the Rings with my Dad. I'm driven by my pursuit of knowledge and growth and most passionate when I'm able to be creative. ♫♫♫♫♫
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2 Responses to New York: Little girl in a big city

  1. Khalil says:

    Kailee , hope that you are enjoying your time in NYC. I saw your post on asw regarding work , let me know if you are still looking as i can put you in contact with some people here in ny in that domain.


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