My last overseas work trip was to Innsbruck, Austria. Beautiful, snowy, breathtaking, mountainous Innsbruck. Prior to that, I have traveled to Geneva, London, Beijing, Singapore, Vancouver and similarly glamorous and gorgeous places around the United States. This year, my plans will take me back to London to work on the London 2012 Olympic Games on behalf of our client partner, P&G. Yet every time I step foot outside JFK and smell the salty sea air (I hope that’s what it is!) or see the yellow beacon of the NYC taxi cabs, I know I’m home.
Throughout my career at Taylor, I have been fortunate to travel and see many things I would not have seen otherwise. I’ve also been able to work with some amazing people along the way. My work life has coincided with my personal desire to see the world and conquer new things, be it pulling off a movie premiere in Beijing or executing an international press conference from Innsbruck.
Traveling has been my passion since I was a teenager. I’ve been lucky to get to do quite a lot of it. But New York City has also been my passion and I’ve also been lucky to live here and breathe in every aspect of the greatest city in the world. No matter where I’ve traveled or where I’ll end up, I will always have that passion.
For every new restaurant I try, new block I explore, new view of the Empire State Building I discover or new street cart I smell, I get a thrill. New York City is my hobby and I will never tire of it. And though I moved out of the city to the suburbs just a few weeks ago for the promise of more closet space and a backyard, I still love the city. As the saying goes…you can take the girl out of the city, but you can’t take the city out of the girl.
This is my plea to every reader of this post: keep your passion alive – for your clients, for the work you do, for the new and exciting places you’ll see and for the place you feel most at home. That’s the passion that makes you excel at your job, allows you to live your life to the fullest and fuels your drive to continue. If you can harness this passion, you will live your life without regrets.