Goodbye Massachusetts, Til We Meet Again...
I'm not going to brag, but I came to Boston in 2004, and I am pretty sure I single handedly broke the Red Sox curse. Here are the facts -- I was attending college at Northeastern (site of the original world series), I was living on The Fenway, and I was born in 1986... hence magically breaking the 86 year world series drought. Coincidence, I think not.
You're welcome Boston.
But alas, my work here is done...
Since that time, 10 years have come and gone and I am finally packing up and heading back to my hometown of Syracuse, NY. My family owns a Top 15 restuarant in New York state which is also a hotel and wedding venue -- I started working their at age 14 and could never fully give it up.
Don't get me wrong, I love PR... so much that I will continue working for Aigner Prensky from afar, but now I can hopefully have the best of both worlds. I can be apart of the family business and keep a foot in the Boston PR world that I love so much.
Things I will not miss:
The crazy homeless man who makes fart noises in the alley next to my apartment
Idiotd who think they can park anywhere they like as long as they put their hazards on
Things I will very much miss:
All the fabulous restauarants -- I would list you all individually if I could, but that would take up far too much space.
The 'Cucumber Gimlet' and the great staff at the Charlesmark Hotel
Being silly and stupid, because its basically par for the course being in a town full of college kids
Shopping on Newbury Street
Going out any night of the week, just because.
and ofcourse...My close friends at Aigner Prensky Marketing
I am very thankfully for all the wonderful years I have spent in Boston and all the even more amazing friends I have met. And trust me, I'm not gone -- not by a long shot. It would take more than a new job in a new state to keep me away.
- Caitlin Gambee, Account Executive & Digital Strategist