One of the very best and most exciting things about my job, is that it is forever changing. Nothing is ever fixed. I sometimes end up going to work all packed up and headed to whats on my roster, and the next thing I find crew control ringing me and saying, “Nadia, your now heading to New York”
On this day, I was packed and ready for bike rides in the park in 28 degree weather. I was really happy, I had not been to Perth in about 10 months. I had already left for work when my phone rung, and I swear I ran back from the bus to my apartment faster than you have ever seen a women in high heels run before…..”I NEED MY CAMERAAAAAAAAAA” That was the only thing I grabbed…Little did I know it was going to be 11 Degrees in New York and I was packed for summer.
I ran back downstairs to jump in a taxi to take me to the airport, there was no way I was missing this flight, and what did I find but a 20 on the back seat. Today was my day.
I arrived on time for briefing and off to New York City I flew. 14 hours later we touch down and are taken by bus to our hotel, I find myself on the 20th floor in my hotel bed room overlooking Times Square. YES! *Fist punch, I would have jumped and given a high-five, if there were someone in the room with me*
I sit on the bed and look out the window, this is where we stay. I cannot quite believe it. I am smiling so much, I can’t get over my job.
I have not slept for a very long time, but suddenly fresh air hit’s me and I feel like I am the person floating away in red bull advertising. Outside the main doors to the hotel a 3 minute walk and you’re in times square, to the right a 5 minute walk and you’re in Central Park. I spend all day listening and talking to New Yorker’s, some of these conversations are unreal. I am still laughing about it now. Something Like a movie. I ran around the city all day, most of the time because I was so cold and dressed like I belonged in Australia.
I Love New York!