Today was my first day at Recurse Center (RC)! And I'll remain here for the next 6 weeks. RC is, in their words, a "self-directed, community-driven educational retreat for programmers in New York City."
So far, I've been immensely impressed by the quality of the people — their kindness, intelligence, and open minds — and I'm super excited for the friends I'll meet, memories I'll make, and things I'll learn.
I didn't get very much done, though for good enough reasons — yesterday, I got back from a week-long trip to Spain with my friend Vignesh and co, and I'm still a little jet-lagged. And we got hit by a surprise snowstorm in the morning, which meant I had to trudge through half a foot of snow to get to the train station in the morning. This also meant I couldn't bring my luggage (who wants to deal with snow and luggage while taking public transit?), so I wasn't able to move much into my new place in Brooklyn.
Basically, I expended a lot of mental energy on figuring out the logistics of the next month — where will I go to the gym, how I'll move my stuff into my space in Brooklyn, when should I get my keys... The list goes on.
Anyways, most of that is past me now. The jetlag will disappear within the day, my living situation will be settled, and I'll finally be able to concentrate on hacking together projects, making new friends, and savoring these last days in New York.