Things That Make Me Happy: #49 & #50
I know I owe you the Part Two of my trip to Boston, but the last couple of evenings have been hectic! I hope to finish it tonight!
#49: Amazing architecture
We recently moved offices at my company. Originally we were up in midtown, across the street from Rockefeller Center. My last job was also in midtown. I hate midtown. But now we’re in Union Square and it’s a beautiful neighborhood, not just because of the great shops (there’s a J.Crew, Banana Republic, Anthropologie and Gap all within a block). There is also some amazing architecture around here, and it’s so much nicer than the boring, stale skyscrapers of midtown. Blech. I feel more connected to culture and history when I’m around great architecture. It’s so much more interesting visually. Same goes when I travel. Great architecture can come in all varieties – whether it’s a government building, church, museum, or even a house! I probably would have been an architect if I had even a modicum amount of drawing talent! Some of my favorite cities with great architecture are San Francisco, Paris and pretty much everywhere in England! (This picture is of the Abbey in Bath, England)
#50: A good workout
While I’m not a huge fan of working out (ever, really), I do like having worked out (as in past tense). A good workout really does make me feel better about myself knowing that I have done something healthy and I have noticed that now that I’m working out in the morning, I generally have more energy for the rest of the day and feel more awake at work (always a good thing!). On days where I don’t work out and sleep until I have to get up to get dressed, I’ve noticed I’m much more groggy when I get to work even if I’ve slept more. How strange! It definitely helps my motivation to know that even if my weight doesn’t immediately come down, I do have immediate effects in just how I operate throughout the day.
And with that, I have reached the halfway mark in my list! So I want to invite you to share some things that make you HAPPY! (And no, this is not just a ploy to get you to help me think of things since I’m running out of ideas.) You can check out the other 48 things that make me happy by clicking here!