After the insanity of the Emmys weekend, the last few days have been a marked change of pace, characterised by my shifting from the frenetic chaos of Manhattan to the altogether more calming surrounds of Brooklyn. I didn’t realise how on edge walking the streets of Manhattan made me feel until I got here; it’s leafy, calm and quiet and I feel like I can actually breathe again.
On my first day here I was shown around the area by my host Laurence, who is possibly the friendliest and most helpful guide you could ask for, before spending the afternoon in a café getting some writing done. Considering my reasons for being in New York in the first place, I kind of thought I’d take more time to write more stuff, but that’s been practically impossible. Having the chance to finally do that was almost a relief, and I followed it up by binge watching the new season of Fargo.
On Thursday I experienced my first Thanksgiving, courtesy of my friend Nathaniel and his very welcoming family. Basically this meant eating more food than the human body is designed to cope with, washed down with copious amounts of wine and resulting in a bit of a hangover the next day, which ended up being another uneventful one, although I did get to go and see The Good Dinosaur which was quite a time.
As you can tell, things have shifted in a big way since the weekend. I’m not complaining though; as amazing as the Emmys were, there was a lot crammed into those days, so having the opportunity to take a break has been well needed. That said, I’m starting to feel the itch to get back to work. There’s so much that is about to start happening at home and now I’m sort of feeling the need to get back to it. My America trip has been incredible, but I’m just about ready to return to the real world.
That said, I’ve still got four days in LA ahead of me, which will bring with them more meetings, opportunities and a whole new city to discover. And it’s hard not to be a bit excited about that.
Just some thoughts.