Central Park Picnic from Tayler Bennett on Vimeo.
Living in New York City provides a number of benefits – there is always a diner or convenience store open somewhere. Public transportation can get anywhere almost any time of day for only $2.25. And Central Park is one of the most famous parks in the world and open for the public to explore.
One brisk November day my friend Briana and I decided Central Park would be the perfect backdrop for a picnic and some catching up. We packed up a blanket and our gloves and began the process of setting up a makeshift last-minute picnic for the two of us.
My name is Tayler Bennett. I’m twenty years old and I’m a junior at Fordham College at Lincoln Center. I am from Woodbridge, Connecticut, which is a very tiny town with a lot of deer and trees. I have a little sister who I love so much – even though most of the time I hate her. I like to think I’m funny, but I don’t think that anyone else agrees. I’m obsessed with a lot of things including, but not limited to, SNL and Pop-Punk music. I don’t believe in guilty pleasures so I’m very open about loving the Kardashians.
I decided to study journalism because I’ve been addicted to women’s magazines since as long as I can remember. The amount of money I spend on magazines each month is disgusting, but I love them. I want to be able to provide the kind of joy I get from my magazines to people in the future with my writing. I like the concept of bringing people together in some way. Maybe someone felt they were alone in liking something or they felt alone in feeling something or anything like that – journalists have the power to bridge people together in amazing ways.
In the future I don’t really know what exactly I want to be doing, but I hope I can have a job and be happy with it. I never want to be one of those miserable people that does a job because they have to and not because they want to. I’m trying hard to figure out what I actually love doing and what will make me happy in the future – it’s really hard at twenty to know what will still make me happy at fifty and so on, but I’m going to try to make sure that is what I’m doing and I never regret anything, because I don’t believe in regrets either.