Last week I took a bus out of Philly and into Manhattan, NY for a random adventure. It's only a two-hour trip but every time I enter into New York City I'm immediately hit with a new wave of energy. It's an energy that I used to feel every single day when I moved into Philly, but lately it's been lacking and it's starting to affect my work ethic, mood and general attitude.
The week before I had gone to Kyle's King Wavy tour at Philadelphia's Trocadero theater and experienced a short surge of that energy and excitement which is partially what inspired me to get out of Philadelphia for a bit. I was so inspired by his set that I hit up his management to see if I could sit down with Kyle to discuss his experience as an artist that is so evidently on the come-up. While I was in NYC we met up for a really interesting conversation - but that's for another day, another article.
Being in New York and being surrounded by so many people who had come there just to use the city as a source of inspiration was inspiring in itself for me. I walked around the city, met tons of new people, caught the Kyle show at SOBs, and then sat in the middle of Time Square and just absorbed all of that new and unfamiliar life until 1 AM, then caught the train back to Philly, grabbed a quick 2 hours of sleep and headed into my 9-5.
The monotony of that next day didn't get to me as much as it usually does because I had taken the time to get out of my element and out of my head just for a quick 24-hours, and that was enough to give me the reboot that I needed in order to feel excited, creative and motivated again.
Not exactly sure what the message of this post is but hopefully it will encourage someone to do something on a daily basis that inspires, motivates or scares them into their creative space.