Bloom where you’re planted. I am coming down off my New York City high. Now it’s back to beach views (yeah, don’t come for me), daily 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 in the sleepy beach town where I’m planted.
I believe 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. Fortunately, so far I am married and like it.
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 my handsome partner of 30 years, a dear sister, and other beloved friends. The beach is across the street, wild and stormy now, 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
cheap reasonable. Unlike my much-loved Manhattan, parking spaces are abundant.
“Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.”-Abraham Lincoln
And — we have thrift and resale stores too. OK, nothing like Beacon’s Closet or Buffalo Exchange, and no fabulous Manhattan Vintage Shows. But some good finds for the faithful shoppers. Yesterday I found a nearly-new Madewell knit dress (sim) at the Molly Mutt Thrift. Black with cap sleeves and a side-slit, and marked at $15.00 — but reduced by 50%! I can layer it over and under other things, and appreciate the small town bargain.
“It isn’t what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about it.“–Dale Carnegie
In what ways do you enjoy and make the most of your surroundings? What do you love about where you are planted?
Stay fabulous, xo
Wear what you love, always. Here are some goodies to browse: