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. If we'd only notice. I smile at random people; children and animals especially respond well to me. They often smile back! it's a rare thing in a big city, and a nice way to connect even if for a moment.
I do yoga to stay fit, and I eat healthy. As much as I am tempted by junk food, my body doesn't like it. I am definitely happier in nature. Central Park, waterfronts, open fields, forests...wherever the birds are singing. I just wish I would have more time to get to those places
I think life is lived best when each week is different from the last. 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. Sometimes little things can be equally entertaining and too easily overlooked.
I get along well with people who are a little like me, optimistic, sociable, kind and selfless (rumors of the rarity of decency have been greatly exaggerated! And no, my behavior is not motivated by a fear of a higher being, or bad karma.). Even in New York where people are perceived to be very rude, I see random acts of kindness every day. It's easier to smile than frown. As hard as it is to deal with personal troubles, a calm and thoughtful aproach to any challenging situation works better than just about anything else, it seems.. I'm an evolving human being, flourishing with each new experience. Always working on growing personally so that life is richly lived, not passively lived. I also love a good laugh, and will gladly accept movie or book recommendations.
I'm open to meeting up in person and going with the flow. I do like to take things slow, there's no hurry for me. I wish you the best!