12 hours in nyc

One city. Twelve hours. What would you do? Fall break just ended and I'm glad that I finally had the chance to take a breather.

I took a hard hit in terms of both academics and health, so these past few weeks have been a roller coaster for me. It's time to get back to the grind—time to focus on what's important, and what isn't too. I'll be absent for a bit after this, as my second midterm season is just around the corner. Do not fear: I will be back. A better me will be back.

New York City is a two hour long bus ride away from Philadelphia. At one point, I was walking alone through the bustling crowds of Times Square... and it felt absolutely amazing. This break was much needed.

Before I leave, I want to bring your attention to something so, so relevant to all of us today. Take a minute to watch THIS video by Buzzfeed on society's misconception of bipolar disorder. I'm very passionate about mental health, and that's why this really touched me. If you ever need someone to listen to you, I'm here to lend an ear! Always remember... there's great people out there who will have shoulders for you to lean on. Seek! And you will definitely find. You are not alone.

Much love,