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A Look Back

The late Marina Keegan helped me come to a paramount realization about my life this year: it really is just beginning. Let me explain. I was reading her essay, The Opposite of Loneliness, and this paragraph very nearly leapt off the page to strike me awake from my miserable slumber:

But let us get one thing straight: the best years of our lives are not behind us. They’re part of us and they are set for repetition as we grow up and move to New York and away from New York and wish we did or didn’t live in New York. I plan on having parties when I’m 30. I plan on having fun when I’m old. Any notion of THE BEST years comes from clichéd “should haves…” “if I’d…” “wish I’d…”

I’d better start from the beginning.

You see, I graduated from college and was thrust into a cold and pitiful economy. Like many of my peers, I struggled to find secure and promising employment but eventually was welcomed (with open arms) into the retail industry. It didn’t take long for me to go numb (literally – I worked in the temperature controlled rooms where perishable food is stored) and fall prey to the misguided notion that this was the top of the line for me.

2014 is when that all changed. I was granted the opportunity to turn my passions into two part-time jobs. Then a few months later, thanks to Marina’s words of wisdom, I accepted my first full-time job.

Marina Keegan is the reason I worked harder this year. For that, I will be forever in her debt. So to honor her and all that she’s helped me achieve, I’d like to take a moment to reflect on what a great year 2014 was.

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Adventures in Subway Artwork

I have never been a fan of public transportation. One time as I was making my way home from a particularly grueling day at high school, I was on the train leaning against the wall and the train doors…

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Hedwig and the Angry Inch

At Open House New York last year, Andy and I learned of “Nothing to Hide,” the magic show directed by Neil Patrick Harris. We had planned to go, but we weren’t entirely sure if he would be performing himself…

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Moose Sighting

I’m currently on vacation in New Hampshire with my boyfriend and his family, and last night we went on a Moose Tour by Pemi Valley Tours. Here’s what we saw minus a few deer. Such an exciting night!…

Web Series

The Outs at PaleyFest: Made In NY

Back in October my boyfriend dragged a very sick Brandon to The Paley Center for an event we were both very excited for: An interview of the cast and crew of The Outs. Above is a clip from the…

Movies

The Gay Best Friend

Somewhere around two months ago, I drove my boyfriend and I to Long Island for a double feature screening at the Long Island Gay & Lesbian Film Festival. I was super excited because one of the feature films was…

Web Series

The Outs Tour

A few months before my boyfriend and I went on our very first date, I had already fallen in love: with The Outs. The web series, by Adam Goldman, is a story about a really rough breakup between two men and…

Personal

Sterek or Treat!

Last weekend my boyfriend and his roommate threw a rooftop Halloween party (you can see the photos over on Instagram). Since both of us are big fans of MTV’s Teen Wolf we decided to go as the ultimate couples…

Theatre

The Vaudevillians

Last month my boyfriend took me to a show at The Laurie Beechman Theatre at the West Bank Cafe. All I knew about it was that it featured a drag queen named Jinkx Monsoon, one of his favorites. I,…

Web Series

Whatever This Is

A few months ago I posted a review raving about my new favorite web series, The Outs, as well as a gif set which ended up becoming a little popular (thanks, guys!). Well, the people responsible for that web…