Week 8: Goodbye, New York!

“How lucky am I to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard?”

As my time in New York comes to a close, I cannot begin to express how thankful I am for this opportunity. The last eight weeks at Good Housekeeping have been the best work experience I’ve ever had, and I’m not ready to turn in my ID badge tomorrow. Spending my time immersed in the magazine world has only solidified that this is what I want to do for the rest of my life.

Leaving Hearst tower, I think there’s something more important than clips I’m taking with me back to East Lansing. I’m taking away the knowledge that a good team – a good family – makes all of the difference.

The people at Good Housekeeping are what made my time here so enjoyable. The art department works like a well-oiled machine, always looking to each other for feedback and opinions on their work. They celebrate together in their triumphs, and help carry the burden of last minute work changes. They work together (and not in competition) to help complete their goal every month. They’re friends first, co-workers second.

But the trail doesn’t end there. Their reach extends to all departments – constantly working, laughing, discussing and brainstorming with the entire office. They’re the social butterflies of the floor, always making the people around them satisfied and welcomed. Just like they did with me.

A special shout out to my boss, Mads, for taking a chance on me and for giving me the best summer of my college career. I will always be thankful for her confidence, support, infectious attitude, optimism, support and ability to make me feel at ease from day one. She is truly a wonderful human, and I am so thankful to have spent my time under her wing.  

I am so thankful to have been welcomed in to this incredible GH family, and I can only hope that I can find a workplace that has made me feel as welcomed as they did to me post-graduation.

Thanks for the memories, New York!