this side of Paradise
I’m in my room right now writing this post. The same room that never lost power, water or internet the whole time Hurricane Sandy was wreaking havoc on the rest of the city/east coast. Yesterday, instead of staying inside for warmth and safety as advised, I decided to go for a run, go out for food and even walked 40 blocks to watch a movie….
Has it really been days since I posted? Anyway, I’ve been awake since about 3 AM and in an effort to fully regain consciousness I started to click through some random youtube videos. The first couple were ridiculous. Some were funny but I finally came across this one and I think it’s something we all need to hear.
a few ripe sentences
I read this on Brain Pickings the other day and I can’t stop thinking about what it said even days after. Excerpt from The Diary of Anais Nin. Click the quote below to read full article featured on Brain Pickings.
In one of my classes, Global Marketing of Luxury Brands, (my friend and I like to call it Glux for short) we were asked to introduce ourselves by stating our name and answering the following questions: Why are you interested in Luxury? What are you passionate about? What luxury company/brand do you admire? What would you do if you had all the money you wanted?…
Not Political, but personal
I read/saw and heard about Michelle Obama’s speech in the media yesterday (above photo from my instagram) that I just took the short break I had to sit down and watch it for myself. I think I speak for both of us when i say: Wow.
On the right track
So, I know I said I would be blogging everyday …but I went away for the later part of Labor Day weekend to spent time with my family. Going away usually means more homecooked food and well deserved rest which means less or no technology which in this case meant no computer and consequently no blogging. I felt conflicted because I did make a promise to…
If I could have a superpower…
I would love to acquire speed reading and super memory skills.
Change is hope
My roommate and I had an interesting conversation about change last night. I believe there is opportunity for change everyday for everyone, it’s just a matter of how big or small we want that change to be. For those who are averse to change, or for those who welcome it but are still hesitant about it, here’s some food for thought:
No explanation necessary
You can see the exhibit “Signs and Symbols” at the Whitney Museum after waiting in line and then paying admission but street art is ubiquitous and free, just look around. Here are photos I have taken myself of street art within the past couple of months. (I’ve been really into street art these days) Presenting: my own exhibit of “Sign and Symbols” if you will.
This way to Happiness
Saw these “signs” written on the wall and sidewalk as I was out and about the city this morning. It makes you realize how easily you can become jaded here (or anywhere else). These reminded me of a quote that I came across from a book I read earlier this summer: This year I will..: How to Finally Change a Habit, Keep a Resolution, or…