At the closing of another year, the NYU Local Staff has turned to glean the lessons we have each learned, the little tidbits we take with us into another summer after our time at NYU and in New York City. So here are the best lessons of 2012, neatly packed into Felicity-like monologues.
“It was finals week, and then I had a thought:
You actually have time to read: “No, really, you do. For all of last year, I felt like I was too busy, stretched hour by hour, and I couldn’t do anything as time-consuming as going to the park and reading a book. But spend a few hours every week outside and stuck in a book. It sounds cheesy, but really improves perspective for the rest of the week. Especially if you used to read obsessively in high school like a lot of us.”
There’s no shame in being a tourist in NYC: “I used to snub certain NYC attractions because they felt cheesy. Studying around Europe has changed my feelings about this. There’s obviously a balance here — but there’s so much I haven’t seen in NYC, despite living there for a couple years. Started making a list about places to go, I’ve never been to the MET!” Read more…