To be honest, I was afraid to write this post. I sat down after a three week break, finally ready to blog and had no clue what to say. It felt scary but exciting, kind of like how I felt when I first started blogging over two years ago. I took a break for a lot of reasons, but one of the reasons was this hobby that I love so much, turned into my life. When I wasn’t working, spending time with my husband or doing other every day things, I was blogging. And by that I mean taking photos, filming videos, editing videos, editing photos, learning about SEO, being on Twitter, abusing Instagram. And when I wasn’t doing all that, I was planning in my mind what was coming next. And when I wasn’t planning, I was talking about it.
It all got very overwhelming and I just wanted a break to explore other things I was interested in I wanted more time to just spend living my life for me instead of how it would look on my blog. And here’s where we arrive at today’s topic: Learning to love where you are.
I didn’t always love Boston. In fact, I spent my first six months here talking about how all I wanted to do was leave though I did a good job at hiding my true feelings when asked about the city. To friends and family, I consistently complained about the drivers, the people, the food, the weather. Really anything and everything. As most good lessons in my life usually happen, after a conversation with my older sister, I decided to start liking my city.
My sister basically told me that it’s a choice to love or hate where I live. Anywhere can be great and anywhere can be horrible–it all depends on me. The next day, I decided to stop seeing all the things I didn’t like about Boston. I got myself a pair of headphones and I started wearing them daily. I also started driving like the locals. I stopped caring what everyone around me was doing wrong and decided to focus on what was going right.
That was a few months ago, and I can honestly say I now see Boston as a place I can call “home,” and I don’t mean home forever, but home for now. And that’s a pretty amazing feeling considering I have never loved anywhere I’ve lived. I’ve embraced this city for what it has to offer and somewhere along the way found new friends, went to new places and took risks.
So, I think it’s safe to say, “I’m back!” I hope you all understand why I needed a break and that I really did miss writing here. I think sometimes it’s good to just take a step back and look at what’s around you instead of always moving forward without thinking. Please come back soon and say hello!