Where does everyone know your name anymore?

CHEERS… wait for it… LEGENDARY! (For those of you who’ve watched “How I Met Your Mother” that was spot on.) If you haven’t seen it, do yourself a favor and watch it. Amazingly good, just like the famous “Cheers.”

Cheers was that place where everyone did know your name. And, it wasn’t just the wait staff, manager or owner… patrons knew each other as well. Everyone wants to go where they belong. I was thinking today about how far we’ve come from the days of Cheers. Everyone is busy with their own lives and their own goals (including me!) And, we don’t often go to a place and get to know everyone. We go in our little groups and we know some of the staff, but we never truly make it home.

I’m in a new city. I’m 40 and I knew one person when I arrived. I now know a few people, but I don’t feel at home yet. Where do you go to meet people as an adult without kids? I don’t mind if people have them, but I can’t use that as a mechanism to meet people. People say Crossfit, but I can’t do that. I respect those who can, but I just can’t lift weights like that and I don’t even want to try. It’s not my deal. I’m going to try a gym, and we shall see how that goes. If anyone reading this has other suggestions, I’d love to hear them. I honestly want to meet people to socialize with!

Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name…

Keep walking! 🙂




How to experience fall in New England

I had heard that the fall foliage was gorgeous in New England. But, what does that really mean? I’m from Washington and the leaves are pretty there too. So far, so amazing! It truly is a sight that shouldn’t be missed. And we aren’t even at the peak yet!

I basically woke up this morning and ran outside. The day is sunny and gorgeous. It’s in the 70s and if I could find a place that had this weather all year, I would certainly move there. But, the seasons are what I need. These changes are times of renewal. The leaves got so green in the summer and everything was overgrown. It was hot and humid. Now, the temperatures have cooled and we are getting bright hues of yellow, orange and red, just peeking out of the green. I know we will lose these leaves and winter will be coming, but I’m excited about that too.

So, today, I walked on the Charles River trail outside my house in Waltham, MA. It’s familiar because I walk it all the time. But, today, it is special. I’m anxiously awaiting the trips we are going to take (starting this weekend!) But, I did take moments to stop and breathe and take it all in. Nature has such a profound affect on my psyche. Fall has really only just begun!

Keep walking into the leaves!