We live in an age of strained attention spans. At work, we flip between writing an email, to reading a different email, to working on a presentation, to shooting out a text, to reading the news, all happening seemingly simultaneously. We are almost never completely focused on one thing, one person or one activity. That’s…… Continue reading Time is the Best Gift
When I first arrived in Boston last August, I had forgotten what it was like to make new friends. I had been living in New York, and I had friends from Vanderbilt and from Atlanta who were already living in the city, so I didn’t work hard to make new ones. And before that, I…… Continue reading Finding Real Friends Takes Time
A few weeks ago, I wrote about being a bad friend, but I also wanted to talk about being a good friend. Because I think that being a good friend can be one of the most fulfilling things we can do with our lives. It could be as simple as recognizing a person as a…… Continue reading Being a Good Friend
Imagine that your friends were plants in a garden, and you were the gardener. If you spend more time with them, then the closer you can watch them grow. If you give them more water (or time), then the more they can flourish. If you get rid of more weeds (aka bad friends), then there…… Continue reading Tending to Your Friendships, Like You Would a Garden
…it’s about the people who you are with. I would not have traveled all the way to India if it weren’t that I could share the experience with my dad. I feel extremely lucky to have been able to spend two weeks together. Special one-on-one time that is increasingly limited by our geographic distance and…… Continue reading It’s Not About Where You Go…
Life can feel like it’s going too fast. That you don’t have enough time. The past few weeks I have felt slightly overwhelmed. Between moving to a new apartment at the end of this month and having much to do at work, I have found myself with less time just to sit and think. I…… Continue reading Keeping Up With Things That You Love
My dad came to visit me in New York two weekends ago, and even though it wasn’t Father’s Day weekend, it felt like it to me. We went running together in Central Park. We went to the Met. We had some nice meals outside. We went to the Cloisters (see lovely pictures below!). But most…… Continue reading Life’s Special Moments
My alarm goes off. I roll over in bed and brush away my long hair out of my face. I peer down to pick up my phone from the floor to turn the alarm off. What time is it? What am I doing today? I wonder sleepily, as I start to adjust my eyes to the morning light.…… Continue reading Where Does the Time Go?