The city itself energizes me in ways that surprise me: the unexpected inspiration you can draw from unexpected moments. That can take many forms - not just creatively or professionally. I draw a lot of energy from the unexpected elements so one of the reasons why I wake up in the morning is to harness what that is and some output I have control over. I guess, more concretely, I have creative goals and creative pursuits that I’d like to do. That’s the life long struggle. This city makes me feel like the possibilities are there. You can actually latch on to them. And what I mean by that is that it’s not so far fetched to consider relinquishing the 8-7 existence. I think, for me, often times what I celebrate is quiet. The moment when you get off the train after a party. A really loud, awesome party where you’ve meet people. There are people that you know. There is intellectually stimulating conversation. And all of that means a great deal but the moment when you’re walking home right off the subway and you have the opportunity to digest that - what that means to you on your own. I celebrate a Saturday morning by myself when I wake up in my apartment after a long week at work and it’s my time to think about the same types of questions you and I are discussing right now. It’s not solitude. It’s the ability to think with some clarity: to digest what has occurred.