We’re traveling back to NYC today after our trip to the West Coast, and it’s got me thinking about locations and their effect on the way that we feel. To be fair, living in New York is absolutely an amazing adventure. It’s perhaps the greatest city on Earth, and there is so much action and culture to be found that you almost can’t cover it all. But despite all of that — the food, the sights, the art, and (of course) the theatre — I count myself a California girl through and through.
The bottom line is that when I’m in California, I feel happy. And nothing particular needs to be happening to make me feel that way. In my California-colored glasses, the trees look greener, the sun shines brighter, and the smiles are bigger, just on your average day. And that makes me happy. It’s not even that I’m unhappy in New York. It’s that in California, I’m on this different level of enjoying life.
So what about you? Do you have certain happy places? And how do you spend your time there? I suppose it doesn’t even need to be a city or a state — maybe there’s a park or a restaurant that you walk into and you’re suddenly peaceful. I’m curious to know: what’s your happy place? xoxo