So this morning, I’ll be heading up to NYC.
I’m excited. I like New York City… I don’t know if I could necessarily live there, but visiting is fun. A day here and there, maybe two… I get a taste of the city in a short amount of time. I prefer a more laid-back place to call home (hey Philly), but it’s nice to switch up the pace once in a while.
The past couple of Fridays, NYC has been my office. I wake up early just like any other day, but instead of hopping in my car for my normal ten-minute drive to the FP home office, I take the train an hour and a half to The City.
Stepping outside of my usual environment has made me realize that I like change now and again. I think I need it to keep up a fresh perspective on life and to allow new things in to inspire me. New York is a place that’s been inviting me to welcome such change, and I’m excited to start making the commute here more often — mostly for work — but a little play, too.
One thing though… I need to master the art of commuting.
I definitely take way too many things with me, and I can never decide whether to try and get an extra hour of sleep on the train ride, or immediately grab a cup of coffee. How do I make productive use of the travel time? Do I lug a suitcase around with me all day, or find a place to store it? How do I feel a sense of home in a new, temporary place? What are the easiest ways to save money when commuting?
I’d love to get a little insight from you, our readers. Do you guys commute to work? Do you have any tips or tricks you can share with me? Via train, plane, or automobile… traveling is part of my job, and finding little things that help along the way will make commuting to and from my destination that much smoother.
+ Any advice is good advice, so feel free to leave suggestions in the comment section below! And if you know of any amazing places or people in New York City you’d like to see featured on BLDG25, let me know!
Hi, NYC :)