Being part of the Honors program, every student has to do three extra curricular activities each semester. After a while you come out of ideas of things to do and see. This week we got an email informing us that the Lowline was closing on the weekend and it would be our last change to go see it. Researching the Lowline online I saw pictures, which looked really beautiful, and convinced me to go there this weekend with a fellow scholar. It’s basically the opposite of the Highline, instead it’s an underground park that you can walk around in. I really think it would be a great extra curricular activity to go see before it’s no more. I’ll also let you guys know my thoughts and post a few pictures of the Lowline after I went, in an upcoming post.
If you don’t know what to do this weekend and also have to complete some kind of extra curricular activity, I would really recommend giving it a shot and going there before it closes. The address is: 140 Essex Street.
Hope you’re all doing well and haven’t caught this virus that seems to be circulating the school. Everyone seems to be sick… Anyways this year I decided to celebrate Valentines with my best friend. We went to go see a movie and had dinner afterwards in one of the best Japanese restaurants I’ve ever been too in the city. Even though I’m single, doesn’t mean I’m not allowed to do boyfriend/girlfriend things too #treatyoself. We went to go see Fifty Shades Darker, which I thought was much better than the first one, and then we went to this Japanese restaurant called Ippudo. It’s located in East Village on 10th 4th Ave. It’s the cutest place ever, very traditional to the Japanese aesthetic. If you go on the weekend, expect it to be quite crowded (but absolutely worth the wait). They are known for their Ramen, which is delicious! But if you feel like sharing an entree I would recommend getting the hot buns. Oh my god, those are the best things I have ever eaten, so soft and fluffy and yummy. Trust me you won’t regret getting them!
Have you been to this restaurant? What did you think?
There are more ways to spring clean besides getting rid of the old and excessive. A new season is a time to reflect on what you would like to change, what you would like to start, and what you would like to de-clutter, both physically and mentally. Here are some of my tips and tricks for starting anew:
Rearrange your furniture: Rearranging furniture allows me to start fresh and feel as though I’m walking into a new space. It allows me to feel more creative and less stressed with the mundane.
Try a new recipe: You may discover your new signature dish or a newfound love for a type of cuisine. Get your friends involved and invite them over to get in on the fun!
Read a new book: See my previous post about motivational books to get you inspired!
Purchase a piece of artwork: I’m not referring to a very expensive piece of art, maybe something found in Union Square or on Etsy or from an FIT student, but adding a new piece of art to your apartment or home can spruce up the atmosphere!
Treat yourself: Whether you are treating yourself to a manicure, an ice cream cone, or spa night at home, try your best to pamper yourself!
While spring being around the corner is a great incentive to change your life around, sometimes you need to get your motivation from external sources. My favorite way to get motivated is to watch documentaries about those that inspire me, listen to motivational music, or read a book that will make me think and drive me to do better. The FIT library is filled with books, not just pertaining to fashion and the related majors here, but also motivational books. Here are some of my favorite books that can be found in the FIT library:
Grit: The Power of Passion and Purpose by Angela Duckworth
Synopsis: Why do some people succeed and others fail?
Own Your Future by Paul B. Brown
Synopsis: How to think like an entrepreneur and thrive in an unpredictable economy
No Fears, No Excuses by Larry Smith
Synopsis: Finding your passion, creating your career plan, confronting your fears and excuses
Smarter, Better, Faster by Charles Duhigg
Synopsis: The secrets of productivity in life and business
Crush It! by Gary Vaynerchuk
Synopsis: Why now is the time to cash in on your passion
Hello there! Hope you’ve all had a great week. I wanted to write this post to bring your attention if you are planning on doing a summer/fall internship, of a few changes that happened this semester for credited internships.