Have You Found Your Happy Place?

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a group of palm trees on a beach near a body of water

I spent the first 20 years of my life in Boston, a 600,000 person city.

Then I spent the next five years living in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Minneapolis, DC, Dallas, Vancouver, and Chicago.

It wasn’t until I left Boston that I realized how much weather and darkness affect my mood.

And it wasn’t until I lived abroad in 17 different countries that I discovered my happy place.

I’ve learned that I LOVE living in warm, cheap, touristy, surf towns.

Life is carefree in these places. And being happy feels effortless.

I’ve found that touristy places get a city-like flow of people which keeps me socially stimulated. And that’s without the city-level energy that I now find overwhelming.

I’m in a more creative and happy place than I’ve ever been. And I attribute much of that to living in chill, good vibe places, where I get to spend a lot of time surfing in the sun. 😎

Have you found your happy place yet? A specific location or type of place where you feel alive and at peace?

And have you designed your life to enable you to spend a high percentage of your time there?

If you haven’t, I encourage you to start experimenting by living in different places to find your vibe.

You’ll learn so much about yourself and your ideal environment by spending 2-4 weeks in a new location.

If you’re looking for inspiration, I recommend hopping on Airbnb and poking around!

Good luck, and feel free to reach out if I can be helpful :).

I've been building digital businesses, wandering the world, and writing about optimizing life for freedom since early 2017. My mission is to lower the barrier for people who want to live with more freedom: whether that be as an entrepreneur, a digital nomad, an early retiree, or just as someone who wants to live a happiness-driven life.