It’s been two months since I made the move from the suburbs outside of San Francisco to city life in Boston.
I have no regrets.
The only thing I miss about California, so far, is the ability to buy ripe avocados whenever and wherever I want. I’m sure there will be more that I miss eventually but for now, that’s it.
Boston life is great.
I no longer own a car which means I walk… a lot. Between 5,000 and 20,000 steps per day according to my Apple Watch.
I have a Target, a Trader Joe’s and a Whole Foods within walking distance of my house, and refuse to order my groceries online when I can walk to get what I need. That alone will keep me active.
Taking the T anywhere has been painless so far.
The Charles River is my backyard. Walking it and watching the rowers never gets old.
You can never take a bad picture in Beacon Hill.
Boston Common and the Public Garden are always beautiful when I crave green space.
The history is amazing and I don’t think I’ll ever run out of things to learn and sites to see.
I’m now a member of the Museum of Fine Arts which means I can go whenever I want. I am taking in one exhibit at a time, slowly, instead of trying to cram everything into a single day.
I’m in awe of how many wonderful vegan eating options there are. As a competent vegan cook, I dream of doing recipe development at Clover. Life Alive never disappoints. The Cornish Pasty shop has not one but four vegan pasties. How cool is that?
Bricks, brownstones and stone churches are everywhere and are as charming as heck.
The North End. Everything about it.
The Boston Public Library is the best I’ve ever frequented. Some days I work in the ground floor business section, other days in Bates Hall where I can watch the tourists snap photos….just like I did on my first visit.
I like that I see healthy people working out everywhere. I’ve traded in my gym membership for a membership to a boxing club. It’s fun, I sweat and it’s unlike any workout I’ve ever done.
I could spend all day walking from one end of the city to the other taking photos, and sometimes do.
The shopping is pretty great.
Seasons. Finally. I love that I now have a distinct shorts and sandal season vs a jacket and boot season. I know, I know, there will be snow and there will be lots of it and it will suck, blah blah blah. But hey, I grew up in New Hampshire. I know exactly what I’m in for. And I’m ready.
I know I have forgotten something…many things that I love about Boston.
There is much more to be explored.