About Me


Hi, there! Thanks for stopping by. I am a native New Yorker from New York City. I travel a lot — my favorite place I’ve been to is Hawaii. This is my personal blog for life, love, and the pursuit of happiness… one regrettable mistake at a time. The musings (and rantings and ravings) of a New York City gal no longer in New York City.

I started blogging in 2008, and throughout the years I’ve changed the format and concept of my blog numerous times.  At times it was like a personal diary for me, other times there was actually a theme to my blog, and there were even more times where I used my blog to just jot down things I wanted to remember about how I felt or what had happened of significant interest to me.

Sometimes I also write product reviews, linking it to a site where the product can be purchased and/or to the official product review page — so reviews like books/products takes a while, and personal replies also takes a while for me to filter through the usual junk, but I always reply to every legit email that I receive.

I am also a freelance writer, writing mostly articles on lifestyle, relationships and dating; articles that I have been a contributor to includes Elite Daily, Thought Catalog, Thrive Global, Medium, etc.

I also teach English online to international students. I’ve lived in many different areas and have been culturally exposed to many different ethnicities. I have a C2 score on my Oxford Online Placement Test (OOPT). My italki teacher profile is: www.italki.com/NYCGALOUT

Thank you to all of my readers, followers, and viewers for stopping by. If you want to contact me, my email is: NYCGalOut2014@gmail.com

Happy readings!

— Lisa ♡

“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” — Confucius

9 thoughts on “About Me

  1. I love your blog about cold turkey. I a friend of mine broke up with me using the silent treatment. I went nuts, I had never experienced a friend break up or any break up for that matter. This friend who was my classmate since high school ghosted on me big time. How do you deal with a friend break up when there was no romantic angle to it, it has been 4 months, and I still miss our chats and missed meeting him on my visit to India. Thanks for reading.

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    • Sorry for that… nothing is worse than a disappearing act by someone you cared about, especially someone you loved. Be strong! And remember to have the same empathy and sympathy when you are the one in the reverse role. I find that people who do stuff like that have control issues. It’s a true heartache to miss someone who doesn’t miss you back, but time heals all wounds. The thing with time though, is that it actually takes TIME to heal. I’m always here for my readers if you need to vent. ♡


  2. A common friend mentioned that this guy cut me off because he is moving away from emotional attachments, not sure what that means. I was friends with his wife, I decided to tell her it is kind of awkward for me to be in touch with her since her husband and I broke up as friends. She was fine with it and blocked me everywhere as well.


    • That sounds odd, but it’s probably for the best, especially if he has a wife. A lot of times when a man is married, his wife wants to be the most important person in his life, which cuts into “friend-time” too. But if you are being “blocked” from everywhere, I’d take it as a clear, loud sign that they don’t regard your friendship the same way as you do. Don’t be the third wheel in someone’s marriage.


  3. No no I was not a third wheel in their marriage. We met as families too, my husband and kids have met their family. There was nothing odd at all except for the sudden cut off, I did not see it coming. I get it that we cannot be friends anymore but what should I do if they try to get in touch with me again? My husband says I should ignore but I am very polite do that I may actually heed to their request, is that even right?


    • Well, personally, if the person reaches out to you, I think you should hear what he had to say, and only you can decide if you want to continue a friendship or not. Only you can decide what’s best for you.


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