I am coming down off my NYC high. Back to work, grocery shopping, chores and small-town life. I am going to go back to the city soon, and still plan to live there part-time. But for now, I will bloom where I am planted.
I think one of the keys to inner contentment is not wanting to do/be somewhere/something other than what you are. My former therapist told me: "Don't be married and wishing you were single, or vice versa," (although the former is more complicated than the latter). A great example of blooming where planted.
So I am not going to live day-to-day in Smalltown wishing I were elsewhere. Life's too short and precious for that! There is a lot of joy to be found here, including a job I love and a very dear sister. The beach is four blocks away and my husband loves to surf. We have a couple of pubs we call our "locals" where the barkeeps are friendly and the drinks are
And -- we have thrift and resale stores too. OK, nothing like Beacon's Closet or Buffalo Exchange, and no fabulous vintage Flea Markets. But some good finds for the faithful shoppers. Yesterday I found a nearly-new Tahari pantsuit. Black with a fine chalk-stripe, fully lined and marked at $8.00 -- but reduced by 50%! I don't wear trousers that often, but just a great-looking jacket for $4 puts a smile on my thrifty face.
Tahari by Arthur S Levine suit- mine's similar to this one, but more pin-stripey, and the jacket's a touch shorter.
In what ways do you enjoy and make the most of your surroundings? What do you love about where you are planted?