Just Jess.

a 20-something Boston girl recently transplanted in NYC; approaching life with sarcasm, humor and quite a bit of laughter. Running, fluent in movie quotes and trying to figure it all out. Oh, and I'm usually pretty heavily caffeinated.

More muscle appreciation (& protein bars)!

It’s so hard to see, but my Tricep muscle is trying so dang hard to show itself. Looooook!

And Clif bars, in general, are where it’s at. But these protein bars are a whole new level of yum.

Boot camp tonight kicked my booty - but that’s the point, right? I have a funny feeling I’ll be struggling to get out of bed in the morning. Hooray!

Tuesday Coffee Date!
Hi. 
I took a new bootcamp class last night (pre-nasty Quest bar) and it was no bueno. It’s called BodyPump and my Burn instructor told me that you’re supposed to leave dripping sweat. I sweat zero drips. 
I’m not even really that sore. 
Today I’m bouncing between offices, and deciding on what time I head uptown based on what I want for lunch. #Priorities
Last night I had a 45-minute chat session with Cheryl, which consisted of mostly laughing, and planning her wedding. She’s alright, that one.
I’ve started getting into the routine of having hard-boiled eggs for breakfast. With hot sauce (duh). It’s so sustainable and I’m starving come lunch time! Hooray!
Zero words from my 3am pizza date. Like I’m surprised. 
I made this iced black eye coffee. Doesn’t it look delicious?
This week is really bringing it’s A-game as far as the weather is concerned. Rooftops! Beach days! Day-drinking! Sunshine! Tan lines! Walking! Running by the river! 
The people at work are seriously the best. I have never started a new job with so many people who are openly friendly and welcoming. My boss rocks, my colleagues rock - yes!
So, final question: Chelsea Market or unlimited salad bar for lunch today? HALP!
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Tuesday Coffee Date!

  • Hi. 
  • I took a new bootcamp class last night (pre-nasty Quest bar) and it was no bueno. It’s called BodyPump and my Burn instructor told me that you’re supposed to leave dripping sweat. I sweat zero drips. 
  • I’m not even really that sore. 
  • Today I’m bouncing between offices, and deciding on what time I head uptown based on what I want for lunch. #Priorities
  • Last night I had a 45-minute chat session with Cheryl, which consisted of mostly laughing, and planning her wedding. She’s alright, that one.
  • I’ve started getting into the routine of having hard-boiled eggs for breakfast. With hot sauce (duh). It’s so sustainable and I’m starving come lunch time! Hooray!
  • Zero words from my 3am pizza date. Like I’m surprised. 
  • I made this iced black eye coffee. Doesn’t it look delicious?
  • This week is really bringing it’s A-game as far as the weather is concerned. Rooftops! Beach days! Day-drinking! Sunshine! Tan lines! Walking! Running by the river! 
  • The people at work are seriously the best. I have never started a new job with so many people who are openly friendly and welcoming. My boss rocks, my colleagues rock - yes!
  • So, final question: Chelsea Market or unlimited salad bar for lunch today? HALP!
PSA: this is the most disgusting bar I’ve ever eaten (and I’ve tried almost all of the gross ones). View high resolution

PSA: this is the most disgusting bar I’ve ever eaten (and I’ve tried almost all of the gross ones).

Running to the gym = a productive Sunday.

Reasons why I don’t use RunKeeper: the app never works properly (MMR is updating). LOL 4-min miles. Ha!

Saturday night: a recap of moments. 

- Argued with an Englishman about soccer/the World Cup
- Got head-butted by an overly drunk person who (before said head-butt) tried to tell me he liked my dress
- Got bit by someone who then continued to tell me the history of Grey Goose
- Met the love of my life and then had an impromptu 3am pizza date
- He walked me home

Saturday night: a recap of moments.

- Argued with an Englishman about soccer/the World Cup
- Got head-butted by an overly drunk person who (before said head-butt) tried to tell me he liked my dress
- Got bit by someone who then continued to tell me the history of Grey Goose
- Met the love of my life and then had an impromptu 3am pizza date
- He walked me home

dontmakemagsmad:

The best cloudy beach day ever  (at Long Beach, New York)

Life on a Saturday with these kids isn’t so bad. View high resolution

dontmakemagsmad:

The best cloudy beach day ever (at Long Beach, New York)

Life on a Saturday with these kids isn’t so bad.

Life Update: Job Front
So many of you have sent awesome messages wishing me the very best in my first week at the new gig (thank you!!) and so many of you have requested a little 4-1-1 on the job I landed.
I [finally] have just a few minutes to share some details, so here goes (in bulleted form because I don’t actually have THAT much time right now)!
I’m a Senior Strategist, leading client/brand/digital strategy for two clients, allocated 50% on each. 
It’s at at ad agency in Manhattan.
That has three offices here.
Each week, I’ll be splitting time between two of them primarily, only heading to the third when it is absolutely necessary.
This makes the days/weeks fly by, lemme tell ya.
Week one and I’ve already been leading a few deliverables, including a creative brief and content strategy blueprint. 
It’s fantastic.
This is what I’m supposed to be doing.
The people are amazing.
The atmosphere is unbelievable.
I love my job.
I repeat: I love my job!

Life Update: Job Front

So many of you have sent awesome messages wishing me the very best in my first week at the new gig (thank you!!) and so many of you have requested a little 4-1-1 on the job I landed.

I [finally] have just a few minutes to share some details, so here goes (in bulleted form because I don’t actually have THAT much time right now)!

  • I’m a Senior Strategist, leading client/brand/digital strategy for two clients, allocated 50% on each. 
  • It’s at at ad agency in Manhattan.
  • That has three offices here.
  • Each week, I’ll be splitting time between two of them primarily, only heading to the third when it is absolutely necessary.
  • This makes the days/weeks fly by, lemme tell ya.
  • Week one and I’ve already been leading a few deliverables, including a creative brief and content strategy blueprint. 
  • It’s fantastic.
  • This is what I’m supposed to be doing.
  • The people are amazing.
  • The atmosphere is unbelievable.
  • I love my job.
  • I repeat: I love my job!