Happy Hump Day! Hope the first half of your week was fruitful and positive. (If you need motivation, try Usain Bolt, Michael Phelps, Simone Biles, Katie Ledecky, Matt Centrowitz, my favorite runner-nerd Jared Ward
or basically any other Rio Olympian.)
The past few weeks were a whirlwind of fun and change. I concluded my incredible internship at Forbes; I had a blast visiting friends and fancy tech HQs in San Francisco; I was part of a 2,000+ crowd watching 1,000 singers perform
David Lang’s the public domain
at Lincoln Center in humid 95-degree weather; I took my first vacation ever this year (yeah, I somehow didn’t take any breaks during my “gap” semester) in Montauk with my family.
With only three days to go before I move back to campus, I’m in a strange state of limbo, reflecting on the year that I just put myself through—expanding my horizons in the music- and media-tech world while visiting gorgeous cities and making new lifelong friends, yet managing to stay put in my own little corner of NYC, maximizing lazy Netflix weekends while they last. I learned so much about what it takes for music companies and startups to succeed, both from behind the scenes and as an objective observer.
This is the end of a microscopic era for me—now, onto the next one.