Resource Girl

No Heat and Hot Water

January 22nd, 2009

I try to keep it real on this site. One of the problems of living in NYC is that many buildings are old. I live in a building that is 100 years old. We are currently not having any heat and sporatically no hot water. Tenants that band together can make a difference but it is a headache just the same. So if you are going to move here, remember to do your best to get into a good building, if you can’t afford one, well just be aware that there are some of the issues that you will face.

If you live here already, keep calling 311 as often as you can to make your complaints. They have heard ME and are sending an inspector on Saturday. Of course when you ask a dog to roll over to impress your friends, they never do, who knows if my heat will be working when they come to vist, who knows.

RG

Starbuck’s Service Pledge

January 21st, 2009

Right now until Sunday, you can walk into Starbuck’s Coffee Shop and pledge that you will give 5 hours of service to your community, on the spot they will give you a coffee. I heard Ryan Seacrest saying this, this morning, on his radio show. Then they give you a website that connects you to places to serve in your community.

http://pledge5.starbucks.com

RG

Change is in the air

January 20th, 2009

Today we celebrated the idea, that is rampant in America, that anything is possible.

Take a moment to think of what this means to you. Are you allowing your own thoughts to block your success or progress.

Obama has shown us that anything is possible. We should find a way to thank him for that. Serve in your community, donate some clothes to the poor, give a can of food to someone in need or do whatever you need to do to make your change in where you live.

Electricity is present today in this country, tap into it, hold onto it, spread it, give it to others before we forget.

RG

Strange weather we are having

January 19th, 2009

Strange weather we are having here in NYC. I have not used my air conditioner one time. I suppose that is a good thing because one of mine does not work very well.

What have I been up to lately? Mmmmm, working, trying to get more work and so on…

The book, “I’m Here, Now What?! An Artist’s Survival Guide for NYC!” continues to sell on Amazon.com, YEAH!!!!

Random note: Jovanotti a VERY famous pop singer, now turned african beat funk rapper is performing in Manhattan and Brooklyn. It is not important to speak Italian to catch his seriously-contagious-charismatic-vibe! Here is here for two months, soaking up our scene to then infuse our urban beat deeper into his global sound.

(Se leggesi questo e riesci a mandarmi Il Grande Bho scritto da lui, Jovanotti anche conosciuto come Lorenzo, contattami e vi mando il mio indirizzo, perche’ voglio questo bel libro!)

Another cool thing, I am starting a Mastermind Group on Monday. It is for women only, but if you have an interest in being a part of this group, send me a message. It is only an in-person group. It is a supportive group for stomping out our obstacles that holdest back from being our best selves. If you have been reading this for awhile, most of you know, in December I had an “earthquake” in my life and currently I am doing everything I can to rebuild my house.

Wishing you a lovely summer, wherever you may be…

RG

Free NYC

January 13th, 2009

Nice daily event blog with free events in NYC.

www.freenyc.net

RG

Frigid New York

January 13th, 2009

Cold. Yes it is cold. Fingers can barely type this post and they are still thawing from a morning of work.

Rent and cost of housing in New York is down. So if you are thinking of coming to NY, it might be a good time to come now. Don’t worry about finding a job here, there is ALWAYS something to do.

Today I can not take for granted the gift of laughter, currently Will and Grace is making me laugh out loud in my apartment.

Random Thoughts: If your life is out of balance and God or the Universe presents you with someone to help you, but that person costs money, what do you do? Can you afford not to take the help offered? I don’t know the responce to this question. In limbo, I humby sit before my readers, and ask myself this question. Recently I met a life coach and it made me think I need one, yet is that an economic choice with the current recession?

Looking at our resources whether it be talent or money or beauty or real estate and knowing how to spend them, who to share them with and how to preserve them, is an on-going challenge for those of us who have grown up in a very rich country. Even in a recession most of us have a house full of “riches”. Most of us, reading this, are still under a roof that doesn’t leak. The majority of my readers have been to college and are in their right mind, (even if that mind take them to “wrong” choices).

One more random thought: If you are down, if you are not sure where to turn, keep taking good care of you. Please do not fall into self-destructive patterns that will make your life worse. Sitting in a steam room (pretty much my favorite place to be these days) I thought to myself, there are worse things I could do in my sadness and limbo state. Congratulate yourself when you choose the high road, when you choose to love yourself in spite of everything and anything that is happening in your life. Give yourself a star sticker for the day when you keeping trying no matter what.

Keep warm,

RG

Slumdog Millionaire

January 8th, 2009

Hopeless, helpless romantic I have always been and this movie was in the same vein. Wishing not to ruin anything about this movie, my only desire is that you see it. Money well spent.

Cold in NY. Cold is a theme for winter. Cold is a theme for those who leave.

Worked.

RG

Raining outside but I am smiling on the inside

January 7th, 2009

Determined to pounce and strangle the blues, I have pulled together delicious music on Pandora’s radio station on my HP computer (omg, it’s like I am constantly promoting something even when I am not working, yikes!) with singers Justin Timberland, Rhianna, Britney, Christina, Pink, Jessica S. (I love her shoe line) and other pop divas. Confessing I am…to the rebirth of my inner popstar, my dancer’s spirit, my love of the bubble gum music, what a beautiful way to give a black and blue to the blues. Now to get some real speakers for this computer, that will put the cherry on my double fudge brownie sundae.

Songs that are cheering me on and up, Pink’s WHO KNEW, Christina’s Fighter.

Keep it rockin’, rock on, take it to the top,

RG

 

Resource Girl is working hard

January 6th, 2009

Resource Girl is thankful for all the work she has right now and is always open to more work. Yup, so often this city is all about work, yup, all about work.

This week I will receive my American Health and Fitness Alliance Passbook. I am so excited. Currently the Resource Girl is in love with the steam room, preferably not co-ed. Some people are addicted to m&m’s or tacos, not me, I am addicted to the steam room.

Random thoughts, Lifetime is such a great TV channel.

It is cold and raining in NYC, so if you are coming to visit bring your parka and your polka dotted plastic boots, (they are really in style here in the city).

RG

New Year’s Thoughts

January 2nd, 2009

Today I was thinking about how easy it is to fix the external in our lives. While at home visiting my family I got some great new clothes. Walking down the street looking fabulous, I thought to myself could anyone see my broken heart. Maybe the ultra-sensitive could, but most people can’t. However, enough about me, hear me out a second.

If you have a messy house, you could hire a maid or bribe your sister to help you clean up. If your clothes are a mess you could reach out to Dress for Success and get a new dress or go to the nearest Salvation Army, they always have good stuff. If you need a make-over, it is so cool that department stores will do that for free, you get free samples and you are not obligated to buy anything.

What I have noticed is the internal is harder to make-over. When we realize what our personal obstacles are, it could take years to “fix” them or “overcome” them. In introspection of myself, some are easier to overcome and others not so much. Seeking the balance between the internal and the external is my New Year’s Resolution. Having always been super analytical of myself, this year I will seek to give myself a break and spruce up the house that my spirit lives in.

What will you do this year to find the balance between internal and external? What resources are right in front of you? A mentor, a church, a job? What will help you with your own pesonal inventory of growth?

Peace to you,

RG