hey theres :) welcome to my little blog here.
my name is jen. or as I have come to be nicknamed over the years, punky.
some words about me:
i'm a feisty twenty-five year old, recent college graduate, who likes to run for fun and eat jelly beans for breakfast. (& compose/engage in sentences/activities that are often ironic.)
i'm the product of one hot brazilian mama + one goofy, fun-lovin' queens, new york pops. additionally, i'm the oldest sister to two of the most hilarious gals you'll ever meet, who are also my best friends (and my greatest enemies when good articles of clothing go missing).------>(michelle & shannon)
i also have a younger brother by the name of brandon and a handful of step siblings. one day i'm going to draw a proper family tree and it will explain everything.
i like naps. a lot. and i'm not a huge matt damon fan. george clooney on the other hand. well. nevermind that.
in college, i studied theater. in my snuggie mostly.
needless to say, i love to sing. and act. but more so i loves to write. i'm real a wannabe playwright. if only i weren't napping so much and/or working all the time (or watching awful reality TV twenty/four/seven), i'd probably be as gangster as arthur miller by now. maybe not. but then again, maybe.
when i'm not daydreaming about produced plays and shiny gold stickers that start with a "P", i dream about being a professional blogger, about being a mother, about being some lucky chap's bad ass wife someday (lucky chap.. where are you???), about running the best g damn restaurant in town with the world's greatest staff, about being a rave dj, & about traveling the WHOLE world.
only the coolest of the cool know about ventura and where exactly it is located (not in the valley, thank you!) and that's because ventura is COOL. really, it's a charming little coastal town with tons of history and great surf. i lived there practically my whole life, but very recently, i did something kinda crazy...
i moved to new york.
why? because i really wanted to! what am i doing here? living!
some words about this blog:
i believe success is working hard, finishing the things you start and challenging yourself on a regular basis. but above all, i believe success is doing what you love. as long as you are doing what you love, i believe everything else good will follow.
this blog is about tracking my journey in New York, but it is also about tracking my journey as a young female lady--- trying to make my way in this world on my own terms, while remembering to smile, stand up straight, say thank you, and not take things too seriously along the way.
however self-indulgent this blog may be, my intention is not to just talk about myself way too much, but to establish a community. a work space. an outlet of sorts. a personal cubbie of memories and reminders that life is sweet.
if you're here and you're reading along, i'm tickled. i hope you'll stay awhile and venture on this journey with me. Your company means a lot. And so does all your feedback! :)