I spent most of today picking up trash in Riverbank State Park in uptown Manhattan.
Why did I do this? you may very well be asking yourself. Well, it was all part of our company’s “volunteer days,” which is either a new policy or one I’ve never heard of in my just shy of eight years working there. We get one day off a year to volunteer at local programs and charities, and this was one of three options we were given.
It was gorgeous weather for it — my one regret is that my phone (and its camera) died on me before I could take any pictures — but I am now surprisingly tired and a little achy. And if I never see another bottle cap in my life… But it was actually nice. We worked from ten to three, with a generous break for lunch, and hopefully helped keep one of the city’s parks a little cleaner.