The Last Week and a Quick Trip Back

The second week of the book session was fabulous. It was full of really passionate speakers, book industry visits (There was a Barnes & Noble breakfast/talk, a visit to Macmillan where we had a few Children’s Publishing Group employees chat with us, and a trip to Three Lives & Co., a teeny tiny independent book store in West Village). The visits did nothing to deter me in my plans to move to New York City. If anything, they only made me more sure that being in publishing is what I want to do.

My roommates and I outside the Barnes & Noble at Union Square 

Macmillan offices in the Flatiron Building 

I also had the chance to go back to Montana (which is where I am now, typing up this post) to attend the wedding of a couple I am incredibly blessed to know and indescribably happy for in this next step of their lives. To be able to be here for their wedding was great, and to be able to be here for the weekend and see friends and enjoy the quiet has been fantastic too.

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking the past few days (as I have the past couple weeks), and all I can say is that this is the time that I take to do something new, exciting, and a little terrifying. Moreover, I feel happy, and right, and excited by New York and publishing, in a way that I haven’t before. And I’m more anxious to get back there than I thought I’d be. Good thing I fly back in the morning (:

There will be more to come in the next couple days about the program as a whole, but we wrap up on Thursday with our project presentations and then on Friday, we have the career fair and luncheon. I fully expect to celebrate quite a bit, but I’m also really excited to just enjoy the city for a while as I buckle down on getting a job and making my move permanent.