Conquer the Day (Updated)

(This post has been updated with a link at the bottom)

So it’s been a busy week. After spending about 4 days in Wallkill, NY and Patterson, NY it was time to come to the city. This has been a very exciting trip with new possibilities in film as well. Can’t really talk about that though. So this trip has really been about visiting friends. Old friends and new friends. It’s amazing now even at my age I recognize that time goes so fast. It feels like yesterday my friend Gibbie moved to New York, but it’s already been a year and two months. My friend Tyler moved to New York about four months ago. Again time goes so fast.

Tyler stopping in Wallkill
Tyler stopping in Wallkill
My buddy Gibbie at the FDR home/musem
My buddy Gibbie at the FDR home/museum
My brother is a huge birder so I had to show him this. FDR bird collection.
My brother is a huge birder so I had to show him this. FDR bird collection.

So on for today’s main topic. Yesterday my good buddy Raul was talking and brought up a good point. Have you ever feel like the day was a waste, you never achieved anything? Hopefully not, but we have all been there. I have days when a computer problem or something happens and it hinders me from editing. Rather it’s an error or can’t find the files. Before you know it, it’s already lunch. Then time to go to bed, you look back and it feels nothing was done. This is especially true if your me or Josh and a freelancer. It’s so easy for the day to past with nothing to show for it.

Vanderbilt Mansion from a distance. One of my many history stops.
Vanderbilt Mansion from a distance. One of my many history stops.
Wayne Manor, oops I mean the Vanderbilt Mansion.
Wayne Manor, oops I mean the Vanderbilt Mansion.

However it was brought out, if we make our beds the first thing when we get up, we have achieved something. Let’s say the day went as the above. Even if that is true we can still have a sense of accomplishment when it’s time to go to sleep. To be greeted with a neatly arranged bed will bring a sense of pride and respect. So maybe we can all start the day off right by making the bed.

The famous battle of Saratoga, they conquered the day, maybe by first making their beds.
The famous battle of Saratoga, they conquered the day, maybe by first making their beds.
A day conquered with my buddy Raul.
A day conquered with my buddy Raul.

Another awesome thing to help conquer the day is being surrounded by art. Sometimes doing the same thing day in day out your mind can get fried. Rather than continue that way it’s nice to give your mind a break and surround yourself with art and get your creative juices flowing. Today was that day for me. What an epic day indeed. My buddy and I agree, who cares about the tourist spots. I have never been impressed where society tells you “it’s a must see”. It’s a “tourist trap”. Rather enjoy the local spots. Hence today we enjoyed the High Line. High Line is a 1 mile park built on the former elevated New York Central Railroad. Truly an epic day.

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Epic shot of Raul at the High Line.
Epic shot of Raul at the High Line.

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Architecture all around.
Architecture all around.

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Who says they don't like windows? Oh if we talking about the OS I agree.
Who says they don’t like windows? Oh if we are talking about the OS I agree.
Well, I mean of course.
Well, I mean of course.

UPDATE:

So after I posted this article I received a bunch of people texting or emailing me pictures of their beds made, saying they conquered the day. So my buddy made the suggestion provide a link to the video. So my friends here it is. Check out the video here.


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