Happy Fourth of July and Holiday week/end! Courtney here and checking in to write a little bit about the updates in my life since Kelly moved to LA :(. As I am hoping some of you read awhile back, I opened up in a blog post about the brand that I work for full time at Macy’s – Thalia Sodi – getting discontinued from being manufactured @ Macy’s. Blog post linked HERE for reference, in case you missed. I talked a lot about the point of confusion, stress and unknown of those moments. It really faced me with the question of what do I want to do with my life. As I mentioned in that post I knew and still know that Product Development is not the direction I want to continue in. So when it came to the point of me putting my 2 weeks in or just taking a job for the hell of taking a job, even if I was not passionate about it, I put my 2 weeks in.
Well a lot happened after those 2 weeks were put in LOL. To back up a bit… weirdly enough the date of my last day at Macy’s and Kelly moving were the same date of July 1st. All of the sudden a lot of change was hitting me all at once. And as my mom knows…. I HATE CHANGE. For lack of a better phrase I went into a full blown panic. Not only was Kelly moving to LA, I was losing my only roommate, my best friend, stress of truly pinpointing how we are going to take the blog bicoastal, and the only constant in my schedule which was my full time job.
So I decided to take matters into my own hands. For those that understand how the fashion world works you will understand that it is truly impossible to just end a brand while there are still multiple deliveries left to ship. Especially in the product development world. So I went to my Vice President and asked to freelance for the Thalia Sodi brand for the remainder of the summer. Therefor ending my corporate run on 8/31 which would put me right when my lease was up! (More on my new living situation below). Unfortunately the whole freelancing thing does not really work within the corporate world, so the Macy’s exec’s offered to keep me on in my current position & stay on to sunset the Thalia Brand solo. I accepted. And to say it was one of the better decisions I have made in life would be an understatement. Being 3 days into running a brand on my own, has already taught me so much more than what I could have learned by leaving when the brand folded. It is hard as shit, I have no other teammates who will be picking up slack, I am constantly working, but it is teaching me and allowing me to grow as a person and a worker within the industry.
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As this job is only temporary – I do still have the stress of the unknown for when Sept 1st approaches but it is allowing the change in my life to be more spread out. I also am coming closer to really learning where my passions lie in life and what it is I want to do! To be candid – that is running my own company. Whatever that may be, I love the position I am in now and having the ability of being my own boss. So stay tuned!
Ah yes…! In terms of my new living situation I am excited to say that Kyle & I will be moving in together 🙂 We are so happy to be taking this next step in life and in our relationship. The thought of having to live with a roommate after living with Kelly the past three years was definitely out of the question LOL. Since the L train is closing April of 2019, Kyle and I really each had no other choice but to move out of Brooklyn. Currently he is in Williamsburg and I am in Bushwick. Leaving BK is going to be hard but I am excited to get the opportunity to live in another borough. We are looking at Manhattan, of course, however it is still expensive AF even for us splitting a one bedroom. So our affordable situation is Long Island City (preferably Hunters Point) which is on the water in Queens.
If anyone has any advice on location or 1 bedroom apt buildings they trust – definitely REACH OUT!