We live in a world where information and data is inextricably linked to our personal lives. It’s no longer just about work-life balance but about tech-life balance. As it becomes easier to attain information at our fingertips and easier to become lazy and inactive, the importance of unplugging and connecting offline is greater than ever. No more spending hours checking and sending emails or trolling on facebook. It’s time to do/share more important things and make real connections that last for more than just a fleeting moment.
On my mind:
From Internet Week:
Live Love and Learn
You may or may not have noticed that I’ve been posting a lot about commencement speeches on Twitter or Facebook. It’s because I’m curious as to what other schools are hearing and if there’s a common thread in all that’s been said. You already know what was said at my commencement but today I was able to catch a bit of Harvard’s speech, thanks to technology and live stream, which was given by none other than Oprah.
Here was the main message.
I think graduation speeches are great to read and listen to regardless if you’re graduating. I know they give me a nice pat on the back or kick in the butt when I need it.
Will keep you updated if they post the video later!
It seems that I’m not the only one going through a period of transition.
I’m only 21 and just beginning my 20′s, but I keep meeting people who are going through the same things, even years ahead of me, so I thought this passage (below the 2 images) was worthy of sharing.
Worth the lengthy read:
So it’s evident my sister and I ate a lot during spring break BUT we also did explore and walk a lot. I think the best way to get to know a city is to get lost in it so that’s exactly what we did- we explored every nook and cranny of New York (something I usually do anyway). When you take the time to walk around you see things you would usually miss if you took a cab or subway. We must’ve visited every neighborhood in fact and to think we did all of this in just about 4 days…
Let me show you sides of New York you might not have seen before. The places I showed my sister so that she could fall in love with New York as much as I have (and she’s not a city girl.) They say a picture is worth a thousand words so here they are:
(All photos taken by me as usual, this time no filter. Please credit!)
Something I read just yesterday and something I can’t get out of my mind.
Scott, I think we could’ve been great friends.
Be that person who changes everything.
The adventures with the sister will continue…. In the meantime Subscribe to the right to get an email whenever I have a new blog post! (because you never know when I will) or find me here
I can’t seem to find who said this quote but it doesn’t make it any less relevant or powerful. I thought it was too good not to share here- it has everything I needed to hear.:
“There are going to be days when you won’t have the energy or drive to get out of bed. There are going to be days when you’re going to want to give up – give up on love, life, or school. The thing is, you’re not allowed to give up. You were given a life and you’re supposed to live it. The truth is the seventy or eighty years that you’re given isn’t long enough to do the things you’re supposed to do. Sure, you’re gonna hit a few bumps along the way, but you’ve got to pick yourself up and move on. Life is unpredictable and things might not always work out the way you want them to, but that’s no reason to give up. You’re here for a reason and someday when you’re not expecting it, you’re going to discover your reason for being here. And when that does happen, your life will never be the same again.”
That being said, blog posts of my own to come.I’m glad I came across it and I hope it brightens up your day like it did mine!
In the meantime find me here!:
Last week was the first week/beginning of what I would consider to be…. my dream internship.
I’ve only been in the office for 5 days in total so far, but it feels like I’ve been there for a month; I’ve done and learned so much already.
After a full day of interning and attending a night class to finish off the day, I come home completely exhausted yet satisfied because I am so excited by the new things I’m learning and seeing each day.
If it wasn’t already obvious, I’m a sucker for a view.
Someone visiting from Korea asked me what he should go explore. As an inveterate walker and lover of the city, I offered to take him around today.
I was invited to a Regarding Warhol, Sixty Artist Fifty Years exhibition viewing and reception to take place at the Metropolitan Museum of Art November 8, 2012. However, due to Hurricane Sandy, it was postponed to a later date. A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of attending what was probably the best party at the Met I have attended to date.