New York Meets Raleigh

Hey Guys! My name is Catherine Marchetta and I am a 20 something New Yorker living in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Raleigh Wall

Downtown Raleigh Wall

A little about me: I was born and raised in Orange County NY, in the town that invented Velveeta cheese (can you guess it?), about 50 miles upstate from NYC.

I also grew up right by Woodbury Common Premium Outlet center, if you’ve never heard of it think biggest outlet center in the US with every brand imaginable.

Upstate NY Winters

New York Winter Wonderland

Another fun fact is I grew up in the woods without any cell phone service where it wasn’t unusual to run across an occasional bear or fox and plenty of deer. I was also next to my favorite town, Warwick Valley, picture New England vibes with mountain views.

It is so quaint with many boutiques, apple farms, vegan friendly eats and the best creamery ever.

Bellvale Farms Creamery

Bellvale Farms Creamery

Naturally I ended up at State University of New York Schools. Firstly, SUNY Oswego located on Lake Ontario where I studied Marketing and will forever miss the lake views.

Truthfully there is no hand guide on how to navigate once you graduate. I decided to go back for my master’s degree in business administration  to hone in on my skills and learn where I wanted to end up in corporate.

Lake Ontario Sunsets

Lake Ontario Sunsets

I enrolled at SUNY New Paltz in the Fall of 2015. Grad school was possibly the most challenging and rewarding thing I’ve done in my life thus far. I had completed my degree in ten months and couldn’t wait to start a new chapter. Once I graduated I moved to Raleigh and started my job in corporate a month later in the pharmaceutical industry doing marketing.

MBA Grad

SUNY New Paltz Graduation

Why Raleigh?

The weather, the friendly people, close proximity to the beach and the mountains… not to mention my rent gets me a lot further here than it would in NYC.

Since I moved I’ve been extremely blessed to have met great friends in Raleigh and can’t wait to share my adventures with you along the way.

Raleigh Babes

Raleigh Babes

Xo

Cat

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14 Comments

    • Catherine Marchetta
      June 19, 2017 / 11:33 pm

      Thanks Bestie!!

  1. MEL
    June 15, 2017 / 12:03 am

    Yaaa girl! Thanks for making us famous 😉 Loving your first post, gimeee more!

    • Catherine Marchetta
      June 19, 2017 / 11:28 pm

      haha! I had to show off my pretty friends. Love you!

  2. June 15, 2017 / 12:16 am

    Yay! I’m so excited that you’re blogging! Can’t wait to read more!

    • Catherine Marchetta
      June 19, 2017 / 11:29 pm

      Aw thanks Emily! Finally to the plunge now I can actually be a blogger at these events! haha

  3. June 15, 2017 / 1:15 am

    Yay, welcome to the world of blogging and I love the story that you shared here!! What a journey it has been, but all the highs & lows are what make life so sweet. xo Annie

    • Catherine Marchetta
      June 19, 2017 / 11:30 pm

      Thanks Sissy! Yes so true.

  4. Kelly
    June 15, 2017 / 1:37 am

    yayyyyyy love it so happy for you babe

    • Catherine Marchetta
      June 19, 2017 / 11:30 pm

      aw thanks kell love you!

  5. Kelly
    June 15, 2017 / 1:38 am

    SO HAPPY FOR YOUUUU. Love it

    • Catherine Marchetta
      June 19, 2017 / 11:31 pm

      YAY! Soon you’ll be in charlotte and we can explore all it has to offer so excited!!!

  6. Barb
    June 15, 2017 / 3:33 am

    Nice. Looking forward to your adventures.

    • Catherine Marchetta
      June 19, 2017 / 11:31 pm

      Thanks Barb!! I hope you are doing well 🙂

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