I learned some new things this summer. And I was reminded of some things I knew. Here they are.
Loft beds are never enjoyable to sleep in.
A tiny kitchen is better than no kitchen.
Reading an interesting book on the subway makes it likely people will talk to you.
There are many times you will be the minority in New York City.
The Brooklyn Bridge is great to walk across. Even greater is the park near it on the Brooklyn side, Empire Fulton Ferry State Park. I hope someone proposes to me there some day.
Free events are in abundance — just know where to look.
God is the light in this darkness, the hope to the hopeless and the peace to the restless.
Make friends at work quickly. Days will go by more quickly.
If you think to yourself, “don’t forget this cell phone/shopping bag/umbrella/jacket you are setting down,” it is inevitable that you will leave it behind.
Do work you really care about.
Walking to and from work is a good time for prayer, thinking and music-listening.
Not deciding what you want to do in the future is so freeing.
Spend money to make memories, not on clothes.
Times Square will always be crowded.
Be strong and courageous. The Lord your God is with you wherever you go.