Quality Time with… Marnie, Ep. #13

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During my recent five-week stay in and around NYC, I had the great pleasure to meet and chat with a travel-hound and dog-lover (oh yes – puns!), Marnie.


Aside from many years in the corporate and marketing world, Marnie is also an avid runner, with dozens of medals from marathons around the country; in fact, two days after we spoke, she was participating in a half-marathon around Manhattan, finishing with a personal best!

We sat down in Washington Square Park on a gorgeous Friday evening – it was an unusually warm March day, and all the New Yorkers were treating it like the middle of summer!

What we cover:

  • Taking control of your life
  • Being in charge of your own happiness
  • Her self-declared “sabbatical”
  • Finding ways to travel even when you’re not

It was at dusk, so it starts to get a little dark out. The sound and conversation are great, though, so stick around!

What did you think of the chat with Marnie? How can you take a step towards your own happiness?

For more on what Marnie’s up to:

Sadly, the NY Pizza was not to be: the first restaurant’s service was slow (putting it nicely), and the second place had a 45-minute wait. We were starving by that point, so we popped around the corner and had an excellent asian/vegan meal at Gobo.

Bonus points if you can name any of the songs the saxophonist played in the background of the video! :-)

I’d love to hear your response to the (main) question above and any other comments you have.

Until next time,


Former life: actor/office worker/virtual assistant; lived in Los Angeles for 11 years. Since then: sold nearly everything, took a $5 flight to Hawaii, lived there for 3 months, wrote an eGuide about all of it, and still traveling. Currently: digital nomad - looking to improve myself, have fun and serve others.