“What is a legacy?
It’s planting seeds in a garden you never get to see
I wrote some notes at the beginning of a song someone will sing for me
America, you great unfinished symphony, you sent for me
You let me make a difference” ~ Hamilton: The Musical
Here in the states we are gearing up for the Fourth this weekend. Filled with beach days, hot dog contests, barbecues, fireworks and of course celebrating our freedom from the Motherland.
While it is a time for some summer celebratin’ it is also a time to be thankful and grateful for our Independence and those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice so we can be where and who we are today.
While many people have fun and exciting plans for this weekend, I am just plan happy that I have a lone weekend at home enjoying my brand spanking new AC (hello cold apartment!), time to write and reflect, explore other parts of this city and most importantly just be.
Having lived here for four + years, I haven’t taken the time to explore this city like I should. I know my neighborhood inside and out, but other beautiful neighborhoods like Williamsburg or Tribeca not so much. This weekend is a chance to change that. And heck maybe I can even play tourist and go to Coney Island and watch the hot dog contest!
There is always so much to do here!
Since May 1, I have only spent two weekends at home (gasps!) I am in no way shape or form complaining. I love traveling and love seeing all my friends and my family. But I also enjoy spending some peace and quiet in my humble little haven.
July and August will be no different as I embark on more wanderlusting, experiencing new and old places which I will be sure to write about here.
In the mean time I will enjoy my beautiful city. The peace and quiet of having nothing planned, basking in the solitude. As much as the wanderlusting life is exciting, it is extremely important to take the time to soak those experience in. To regroup and most importantly just be. After all, new places, traveling, people, all of it comes and goes, but at the end of the day we are still stuck with ourselves. So this weekend remember to take a moment to be. Be grateful. Be in love. Be joyful. Be in the experience and not a passerby.
Happy Fourth everybody!
What are your plans this weekend?