9 more days but who’s counting

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Two days ago, Parsons called and told me they had cancelled my class. I was devastated.

Within minutes of posting my disappointment on Facebook, I had friends calling me on the phone and posting this one message: “You are going anyway!” Yep, my apartment was paid for, I had my airline ticket. Come hell or high water, I was still going to get on that airplane headed to NYC.

I’ve spent the last two days looking through the summer class offerings at Columbia, NYU, Cooper Union, and Pratt. I’ve found professional organizations like Art Director Club of NY, AIGA, The Advertising Club – they have some very interesting seminars on tap while I’m in the city. I even found a blogging school.

Maybe this is better. I’ll get a real smorgasbord of classes. Who knows, maybe I had bitten off too much from the beginning, I don’t know.

One thing I know for sure – I’ll have lots more time to walk the streets of New York. I can poke my head in more stores. I’ll have more time to get to know the man in the corner market and the lady in the cleaners. Most importantly, I’ll have more time to myself, in pure quiet, to figure out where my next steps will take me.

I love what my friend, Kym E, says. “Lisa – don’t you know that Plan B is better than Plan A could ever be?? It’s true. You just gotta believe.”

I think she’s right.


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  • a friend
    Posted at 04:23h, 18 June

    You were not meant to be sitting in a classroom this summer! NYC is the ultimate classroom – enjoy the freedom and soak up the creativity.

    • lisaweldon
      Posted at 04:38h, 18 June

      oh, kitsie, you are so right.

    • lisaweldon
      Posted at 03:27h, 11 July

      amen. there is NO time for class work on this trip. Everyone kept telling me!

  • Kym estis
    Posted at 01:49h, 11 July

    By now, you know that your Plan B is amazing!! I am thrilled to live vicariously through your blog…. and inspired to spend a weekend in NYC. Thanks for your tips about your findings – I hope to experience a teeny bit of your wonderful adventure!