I am so thrilled to be heading home to Boston!! It’s been nearly a year since I’ve been there, and I haven’t been back since we moved to the West Coast. I didn’t mind missing the long, cold winter in Boston, but I am super excited to be heading back.
As much as I’ve been loving life in San Francisco (did I mention there’s no winter?), there’s something about summer in Boston that just takes my breath away. I can’t wait to be back there, smelling the Boston air, feeling the warm nights (which also don’t exist in San Francisco), viewing the beautiful skyline, seeing all the Red Sox hats, eating Lobster, visiting with family. . . . Ahhhh, there’s nothing like it.
I’ve noticed that since I left Boston, I’ve been punctuating more sentences with the word “wicked” (as in, “It’s wicked cold in here.”). This is a typical Boston adverb (you insert it where you’d otherwise say “very” or “super”). I can’t remember if I used the word much when I lived there, but now that I’m far away, it’s one of the tiny ways I keep myself tethered to Boston (along with my undying love of Tom Brady, the view from Storrow Drive, and lobster rolls).
I can’t wait to get a fix of my favorite city, and to share my love for the city with my kids. I hope that, as they grow up, they’ll love Boston as much as I do.
Do you have a city you feel like this about?