And being in New York City for work is only making it worse.
The conference I'm at, Greater & Greener, is taking place at NYU's campus, and so I'm spending a bit of time hanging out in beautiful Washington Square.
I'm getting to visit some friends, like Fletcher, Lauren, and baby Felix:
I'm gorging on Asian food. Sunday night it was copious amounts of Korean barbeque; last night it was sushi in Park Slope:
I'm stooping with old friends in Brooklyn (Natania and Claire pictured here)
*wavy lines to this flashback photo of the three of us when we lived in Italy. This was taken during the trip where we went biking through Tuscany, but ended up on a highway in a storm, where we lost Natania when she took a wrong turn in the rolling hills.
Rad hat, Catherine.
The only semi-affordable hotel on short notice was in Times Square, but it's not so bad sometimes.
I've always said I could never live in New York, but I've been visiting here more and more over the years, and I just don't know about that anymore. It's a pretty darn magical place.
(PS: this conference is pretty cool. Basically it's about how we can get people to realize the importance of parks and urban greenspaces, for reasons of economic vitality and health as well. Between this and my love for all things public health, I've started vaguely browsing master's programs that do a dual degree in public health and urban planning. Though the last thing I need is to accumulate any student debt for a second masters...)