By Alicia Harper, REDBOOK
A few months ago, I found myself at perfume release party at a swanky venue on Manhattan's Lower East Side. It was for a freelance assignment, and I needed to write about the perfume and the event afterwards. I left my office in Midtown East at 6:00 p.m. and zipped across town to make it to the event by the time it started at 6:30.
As I stood among other media personnel with a cocktail in my hand, I found myself talking about my day job (a Socio-emotional Counselor/ Educational Specialist for teens in foster care). One of the ladies turned to me and said, "You have the best of both worlds. You get to do what you love during the day… and in the evenings. You figured it out!"
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