Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Personalizing New Yorkers - Meetup Groups Galore

Meetup Groups - I did a search online for Brooklyn writer's groups and made my way to a meetup site that has over 9000 meetups in New York, ranging from groups that meet weekly to monthly to yearly, for hiking, kayaking, gardening, dancing, comedy nights, writing, photography, visits to nude beaches, 

About.com New York City

A fantastic resource for making my way around NYC has been about.com.  This is an online newsletter that you can subscribe to.  I subscribed back in July and found it to be incredibly helpful. 

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Learning to Be Still

I have a difficult time sitting still.  I like to be moving and exploring and going.  Somewhere, anywhere, often nowhere, just to be moving.  I have hurt my back and so am forced to not only be still, but in fact to quite literally stop.  I can only walk a few steps before the pain begins, so I am doing a lot of reading, writing, pondering.  As I search the positive in this experience, I realize that this pain has turned out to be a blessing in disguise.  As the time for my departure to New York approaches, I have thought of the many friends I want to visit, hikes to hike, walks to walk, adventures to have and places to explore.  All actions that require me to move.  Instead, I am basking in this forced exile and learning to just be.