I do yoga to stay fit, and I eat healthy. As much as I am tempted by junk food, I almost never buy any. I love all vegetables. I once volunteered in a community garden for a year, and was a member in community supported agriculture. The produce actually smelled and looked real. I am definitely happier in nature. Parks, waterfronts, open fields, forests...wherever the birds are singing is where I prefer to be.
I think life is lived best when each week is slightly different from the last. But, I don't have the crazed "fear of missing out" frenzy that keeps so many people new to NYC from being able to focus on one thing at a time. I can focus pretty well as long as I put away the gadgets. I still like to turn pages of a good book, and write in a notebook. Works for me.
I get along well with people who are optimistic, sociable, kind and decent overall. There are good people doing good things everywhere. Experience is the best teacher; for me, no road to success has ever been straight. Sometimes the longer route and the process alone can leave me feeling more satisfied. I am stopping to enjoy the moment now more than ever before. I dislike a hurried lifestyle, and schedule less just to sit still. The simplest pleasures are right in front of us. I smile at random people. Children and animals especially respond well to me. it's a rare thing in a big city, and a nice way to connect, even if for a moment.
I'm told that I can be a perfectionist, which I'm trying to change. It's getting easier. Nothing is ever perfect. Everything is a work in progress. I am looking forward to autumn, and feeling pretty content nowadays. I have found balance between work and play lately, which feels great. I just wish time would slow down a little. Life is too short.