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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 :).