I originally moved down to Atlanta for grad school in 2000, moved away to be big and fancy in DC for a few years, then left for two years in the Peace Corps in Botswana to live out my lifelong dream. Until I moved back to Atlanta 7 years ago, I had fallen into a habit of moving every 2 years. Now, I am a proud homeowner and can't imagine leaving this place with its sunny days, beautiful big trees, sweet southern deliciousness and a million outdoor patios in every neighborhood.
Atlanta Festival Season is also probably one of the things that make me happiest regardless of whatever else is going on; what with the outdoor drinking, live music, people gathering together to just chill and maybe throw a frisbee for a while, and then stroll through to see what the local artists have in store. It's the best. Outdoor festivals and Fresh Start Mondays, that is. Because everyone needs a fresh start each week.