Friday Favorites

A glimpse at the things I come across during my daily doings and absolutely love.

Random websites that have “to-do”, “must-see” or general knowledge for the every day young adult.  It can be on Buzzfeed or Huffington Post.  I know, I’m sophisticated.  This latest one is called “25 Things I Want Myself to Know Before I’m 25“.  Make the most of the day and life’s adventure, appreciate your assets, stop comparing yourself to your peers, and be fearless and brave.  These are just some of the life lessons out there, many of which we have heard or read before, but it’s always great to be reminded of them.

  • Keep writing. Know that some of the things you write will be really bad. Write anyway. Write because it makes you happy. Write because it’s important to have hobbies. Write because sometimes, on very rare occasions, the things you write will be more powerful than you would have ever thought possible.
  • It is good to have a plan but remember that it is OK to wander off the path a little and get lost. You have an amazing support system that will be there with you through it all.
  • Read more books. Blogs are great. Online media is great. But don’t forget to close your computer every once and awhile and pick up a real book or a newspaper.
  • Lastly, I think you’re wonderful. You forget this sometimes so I just wanted to remind you.

My first race in the city.  This was the Women’s Health Run10Feed10 on Sunday.  It was a bit of an early start (rise and shine, it’s 5:30 on a Sunday), but totally worth it.


I just watched “You’ve Got Mail” for the first time.  Yes, it was amazing.  Besides the fact that the setup is somewhat like today’s online dating, it was a great way to spend the night.  You really can’t go wrong with a movie that has Tom Hanks in it.


Did you know that the Apple Store on 5th Avenue is open 24/7?  Well, my phone decided to act up (yes, it has a mind of its own) so Hope and I made an impromptu trip at 12:45am.  Oh we are so cool 🙂


Loving my runs along the east river and all over the city.  Luckily fall is the best time of year to be outdoors (yes, I’m full aware of what’s going to hit me in a month or so…Am I ready? No. But I will be), so running outside is a no-brainer.  I’ve also been able to catch up with one of my sister’s college xc friends who happens to live a block or so over.  Yesterday we explored the highline, which used to be railroad tracks and have now been converted to a running path and park.   She also introduced me to her friend along from Columbia, who also lives a few blocks away and now we run bi-weekly together!


“Luck? I don’t know anything about luck. I’ve never banked on it and I’m afraid of people who do. Luck to me is something else: hard work — and realizing what is opportunity and what isn’t.” – Lucille Ball

8 thoughts on “Friday Favorites

  1. Aw fun! It looks your you are definitely soaking up all that your beautiful city has to offer! Running buddies are seriously life-saving. Not only do they motivate you to get your booty out the door, but it is so great to connect with someone and just chat away while covering miles.

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