I’m in a love hate relationship with my city. There’s a lot of good, but sometimes it feels like all this beauty is shadowed by the really bad and sometimes it’s hard to look beyond the headlines, the gray skies, and the bare trees. Those are the times I dream and plan of moving somewhere exciting, somewhere new. But most of the time, I love my home.
This month I am faced with a big decision: Do I stay or do I leave? Life here is comfortable, it’s easy, it’s familiar. I know where to go for great coffee, I know where to go for a great haircut (and where not to go), and I know where and when to shop pre-loved treasures at my favorite vintage store. I know this city and it knows me.
But is it time to shake up the familiar? Is it time to learn something new? Am I ready for the magic?
What do you love about your city? And what lures you elsewhere? I’d love to hear your stories about going and staying and finding contentment wherever you are. -J