I went up to Boston—or rather, shipped up to Boston—last week for marketing conference for work. Aside from having to get up at 4:30 a.m. to leave Western Massachusetts by 6:00 a.m., it was a good day—it was even better when I realized the hotel was next to The Lawn on D.
I’ve been to Boston a handful of times, and I want to go so much more. I’d rather go to Boston than NYC any day. I went to the science museum when I was younger, and I’ve been to Fenway four times. We went to the seaport area one day during senior week in college. (My roommates and I snuck out of the comedy show we were at and went bar hopping instead.) Plus I went up there for an expo for a client in March at the convention center.
That being said, I definitely need to get out more. To Boston, to really anywhere. I’ve lived in the same town my whole life, and I normally don’t travel further than a twenty-mile radius around my house. So when I do get out of the area, I’m reminded that there’s so much more out there. And I need to get out there.
One of my mom’s friend’s daughters moved to New York City three years ago to be a hairdresser. She worked around here for a while but wanted to move to NYC, so she did. She’s such a free spirit, and she’s doing well down there and loves it. I wish I had the guts to do that. Just pick up my life and move.
I’m still trying to get my bearings two years of out of college, and I’m okay where I am right now. But I know there are so many opportunities out there for me in the future. I’d love to end up in Boston or even in the suburbs—just close to the city.
I want to make more of an effort to travel more places, even if it’s just in New England to start. Ya girl has never been on a plane, so that’s a big thing I’ll have to conquer at some point. Day trips around the area would be fun and reasonable to do. I just need to find a travel partner…
Do you explore your local area? Do you feel like you want to move somewhere new one day? What’s your advice for just picking up your life and going to another city?