Monday, 12 March 2012

The 7-Month Recap

I've been uncertain about how to pick up my blog-writing as it's been so long since my last real post.  I'll try to recap the last 7 months as briefly as possible

September 2011- started a new job at Agency X; rapidly discovered I had been sold a lie (word of rather generic advice- if something seems to good to be true, it probably is)

October 2011- confirmed my transfer to New York (in the office of the London-based agency I started working for) Hating the job even more, BUT have enrolled in a year-long program to become a certified holistic health coach- something I should have done years ago but never realized that I could make a substantial income from something I'm passionate about.

November 2011- moved to New York with my husband. Joyous!! Celebrated Thanksgiving with my family for the first time in 5 years; husband flew back to London to finalize his Green Card

December 2011- started working at the NY office of Agency X; people were nice, work was awful/dull/out of my spectrum of being remotely interested. Reminding myself everyday that I was foolish to have accepted this job! Money DOES NOT = happiness. Repeat: Money DOES NOT = Happiness! Husband officially arrives with Green Card in New York (Happiness!!) Christmas celebrations.

January 2012 - Resigned from Agency X. Feel liberated/scared/ecstatic//hopeful/anxious/confident. Begin searching for a new job and promising myself NOT to settle for anything less than my dreams. 

February 2012- Happy Valentine's Day :-) Reminding myself everyday to love ME- trying to accept me for all I am. Trying to reconnect with myself after 2 years of huge disconnect. Trying...Trying...Trying... Meeting up with friends who I haven't seen since I moved- getting inspired and enthused by their much entrepreneurial spirit, wisdom and hunger for success! I need to surround myself with them now and always...Treating myself to a $180/month gym membership- and USING it everyday! Being good to my body and allowing it to heal and grow physically and emotionally. Reaching out to contacts and interviewing for jobs- ones that excite me and I'm passionate about. Started working freelance for a friend's budding online business...and, last but not least, landed a consulting role in the communications department of a luxury beverage (OK, Veuve Clicquot, if you must know!!) 

March 2012- I booked myself a trip to Los Angeles the first weekend in March to attend a conference hosted by the institute I'm getting my holistic health coach certification from. I met some wonderful people (and quite frankly some odd people) and learned a lot- mostly about myself and the things that I need to work on, how I've allowed my past to influence my future and, as important, to never judge a book by it's cover. 

I start my new consulting role in the land of yellow labels and bubbles this week, and as we head into daylight savings time, I'm really looking forward to the longer days, warmer weather, large doses of sunshine...and lots of blogging! 

Till next time,

Thursday, 19 January 2012

It Is What It Is: Mikey Kay Television Debut!

It Is What It Is: Mikey Kay Television Debut!: I know I haven't blogged in ages, and that WILL change in 2012, but had to post this ASAP. It's my husband's TV debut in the UK. Now its upw...

Mikey Kay Television Debut!

I know I haven't blogged in ages, and that WILL change in 2012, but had to post this ASAP. It's my husband's TV debut in the UK. Now its upwards and onwards to ruling the tube in the USA!

Maverick | LIVE with Gabby from Maverick Slacklines on Vimeo.

NOTE: Producers/Agents/Managers- please contact me directly for bookings ;-)

Sunday, 11 September 2011

Heroes of Today

Ten years ago our world changed forever. Our city, our country, our home was attacked by a ruthless enemy.

I don't plan to use this blog to tell you about my personal account of the day, as I was one of the few fortunate not to lose a mother, father, son, daughter, brother, sister, aunt, uncle, husband, wife or friend. Although I was just a few miles away, I feel it would be selfish and indulgent to do so. And we all have our story. I have yet to meet someone who, when September 11 comes up in conversation, doesn't remember exactly where they were the exact moments when the planes hit and the towers fell.

On September 11, 2001, we saw ordinary people transform into heroes. We experienced the worst of humanity but were exalted by the best. We saw a country and a world unite, and we became a part of history.

Today is not about my 9/11 story. It is about honoring those fallen, those hero's, those families and friends left behind to grieve and remember. It is about the lesson's we have learned from that momentous day.

Today of all day's, I am reminded of my mortality; of my loved ones mortality. I am humbled by just how precious life is; and that in an instant it can be taken from any one of us. It is therefore our job to live each moment to the fullest, to let those you love know how much you love them- EVERYDAY, not just holidays; to follow our dreams and not settle for anything less; to make sure that we are really LIVING life, not just going through the motions.

I need these reminders just as much as anyone else. I am guilty of falling into the occasional slump and taking things for granted. However, we need days like today to knock us off our comfort wagon and remember the fragility, the value, the fun and fortune of our lives. These are the exact things that terrorists try to take away from us. So when we do this, we have not only won our own battles, but we honor the heroes of 10 years ago by being one today.

  Photography courtesy of 

Till later,
Meghan x