Last stop on this train, 

then standing on a platform I hadn’t planned, at a time I hadn’t anticipated, strange faces strained with exhaustion. From across the platform the janitor inquires: What are you waiting for?

There are no more trains. So walking into a night and on a street I didn’t recognize, look for the next way to cross the water.

Coming off of the longest, possibly the hardest, and certainly the most rewarding week of my time in New York.  I feel exhausted, I feel validated, I feel happy — and I feel if I keep working hard, I can  do this. 
I had one of those moments today where I was so, so happy to be here, and once again struck by how incredible life is in this place. There are countless things to uncover, and when it’s not overwhelming, it’s the best place to be young, curious and free.
How lucky I am…
I recently received one of these beautiful New York Metro metal cuffs as a gift from a very wonderful visitor. You can find a similar version here, and always find your way around NYC (even when you’re not in NYC).