After the rush of getting downtown to watch a bit of the Boston Marathon (woot woot!) today I decided to walk around Boston Common and the Public Garden . I reflected and enjoy the sun a bit. While walking around I was flooded with memories of my time in this beautiful city I adore.
Often I am asked why I love Boston so much and I get overwhelmed even trying to answer that question but there are just some of the things I want to remember forever...
- the incredible people and friends I have made here
- the joy of commuting to work downtown on the T and getting to see the Charles in the morning and the evening.
- sailing on the Charles River.
- seeing a game at Fenway Park! Go Sox!
- the feeling I get when the winter is finally going away and spring pokes it head out and I know summer is just around the corner.
- swimming in Walden Pond
- the wonderful singles ward I have been a part of
- my amazing house that I have loved living in
- the person I have become while out here
- the opportunities I had to grow, including my great jobs!
- listening to amazing artists: Dashboard Confessionals, Brian Webb, Guster, KT Tungstall, and so many more.
- Day trips all over New England: Camp Joseph (VT), Portland, Maine, Provincetown, Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, Fire Water, New Haven, Plymouth, and more..
- Trips to NYC! Love me the Fung Wah and the Lucky Star!
- Trips to DC!
- seeing my father run the Boston Marathon
- memories I made with my sister and brother-in-law
- what it feels like to belong somewhere--to fit in
- the kids I have mentored
- the musical firesides I directed
- what it is like to live somewhere for 2 years and not have a car
- the Old North Bridge
Most importantly, when it all boils down to the nitty-gritty it's all about the people I meet in life that make all the difference. So to those of you reading this, that have made my Boston experience what it is, I thank you and love you.
You will not be forgotten.