Did I mention I love my job yet? Because I do. I feel like I'm making a difference, my ideas are being heard, listened too, written down, and I am encouraged to keep them coming! I have done a lot of learning these last few days, about JDRF, about working in a professional office environment, and a bit more about New York too.
I can handle the subway like a pro (Knock on wood)! I say that now, but something will probably happen one morning, and mess me up. Until then, I feel confident riding the subway, and trusting it to get me to the right place. I've learned what time I need to leave my apartment in the morning, and also learned that the Number 3 Train can get pretty packed. I have plenty of time to wait for the Number 2 Train, but I don't. I enjoy getting to work early, and since I'm up, I'm ready to start my day!
The morning went by pretty fast. I did want to mention that I woke up low this morning, so then I ended up not taking any insulin for breakfast, which I took a few units later in the morning to help me out, and then I had a mid morning snack. I enjoy working with other Type 1's, they make me a better diabetic by asking what my sugar is, and willing to share their stock of Low Snacks.
For lunch, I decided I wanted to walk around and see what all the "business people" ate. I made a block around my building, and ended up at a pizza restaurant across the street. It reminded me a lot of one of the favorite pizza places of mine in Italy. You order a giant piece of pizza and they put it in the oven for you! It was a busy little place, and pretty cheap too! I will have to continue walking around and finding other places to eat. Many business people actually ordered meals from the street venders, more so than I thought would!
I came home from work, after ending my day with a low blood sugar and also a very successful meeting! I have another big meeting tomorrow that I am also looking forward to. I was exhausted after work, so I ended up taking a nap, although I had wanted to go for a run, for it was the first day it wasn't raining this week. After my nap, I ate some of my leftovers I still had in the fridge, and decided that Yes, I needed to get outside! I walked to the Promenade, and continued on the very long path all the way down to the bottom. I followed the steady line of runners, walkers, dogs, and bikers and ended up on the Pier, and at the Park. I found a major spot for locals, who were having Barbecues and picnics. Then I made my way around the floating, yes floating Soccer fields. So many people in New York and Brooklyn play soccer! It surprised me immensly. They all were there just playing! I ended up finding the spot that sold ice cream, and ordered a cone of Strawberry and Cream. Then I just sat watching the view, the people, and the soccer players while on the pier. There were also many people fishing off the pier as well.
I decided that my walk down was a very long one, and there had to be a shorter way. To head home, I started walking the opposite direction. I was not going to pull up the map on my phone unless I desperately needed to, and in the end, I made it back home without needing to! I felt very proud of myself. I just made sure I was going up, and to the left. I passed a few areas I had walked by before, so it wasn't too difficult. I enjoyed just walking about by myself, and plenty of people do walk by themselves you might be surprised to hear.
|Beautiful New York City.|
|Walking in Brooklyn.|
|Walking in Brooklyn|
Until tomorrow then!