Five Years in New York

Liz Colville ’05 has a lovely post over at The Awl, an open letter to ’10 grads.  She writes about her post-college years – the alien world of temp jobs, online dating, and apartments that make a HiRise seem palatial.  Colville still lives in New York — and take heart ’10 grads: “slowly my temp career was being replaced with a writing career”!

The Awl: Five Years in New York: To the Class of 2010 from the Class of 2005

16 thoughts on “Five Years in New York

  1. alum

    Living in NY, working crappy jobs, living with sketchy people. Great use of Wes education. So hip!

  2. alum

    Living in NY, working crappy jobs, living with sketchy people. Great use of Wes education. So hip!

  3. anon

    I thought this was a useless article. The only part worth reading was the first paragraph. The rest of it was rambling. When I finished reading it I totally expected to see more people bashing her writing in the comments, but there’s crazy, unwarranted adulation going on. Guess I was alone on that one.

  4. anon

    I thought this was a useless article. The only part worth reading was the first paragraph. The rest of it was rambling. When I finished reading it I totally expected to see more people bashing her writing in the comments, but there’s crazy, unwarranted adulation going on. Guess I was alone on that one.

  5. Anonymous

    Dear #1, if everyone has heard this story a million times before, then how come people don’t cease to fall into the very traps it details? Maybe its necessary to read a reminder like this every once in a while.

  6. Anonymous

    Dear #1, if everyone has heard this story a million times before, then how come people don’t cease to fall into the very traps it details? Maybe its necessary to read a reminder like this every once in a while.

  7. Ben

    Yeah, ignore the first commenter. It’s how it’s being written, not what’s being written about.

  8. Ben

    Yeah, ignore the first commenter. It’s how it’s being written, not what’s being written about.

  9. Anon

    OK, not to be an asshole or anything, but haven’t we heard this story a million times before? An aspiring writer moves to NYC, struggles with city life, dating, finding a job, etc.

  10. Anon

    OK, not to be an asshole or anything, but haven’t we heard this story a million times before? An aspiring writer moves to NYC, struggles with city life, dating, finding a job, etc.

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