New place: building furniture – They’re still standing :)
It has been a little over a year since our family has relocated to Boston due to my illness. Despite the cold winter that is slowly descending upon us, I can say that city-life has been enjoyable. But like all things, getting back into the swing of things as the dust settles can prove to be a challenging feat all in itself as well.
Moreover, we have recently moved into our new place in Lower Mills. Conveniently located centrally to various restaurant, health food stores, coffee houses, and more, it seemed to be an ideal place for an active lifestyle. On top of the close proximity to various necessities, it’s also conveniently littered with bike paths, kayaking, and hiking within walking distance. Some landmarks in particular are the Lower Neponset River Trail along the Neponset River. This trail in particular spans around 5 miles from Dorchester into to the city of Milton. You can definitely take in the natural sites as you walk, run, or ride along the trail.
weekend morning on the trail :)
There are also some nearby parks as well to offer plenty of outdoor fun for all families, such as Franklin Park. We also have a small fitness centre in our building, so I try my best to keep active every so often using that space. My son joins in the fun, but because of my improved health, he really cannot keep up with me any more! He is now my fitness coach, coaxing me to go “faster!” See here.
On the other hand, there are other things in life that also need the same kind of training and attention – our perception of our world. We are heavily distracted with our day-to-day lives that we fail to see the beauty that clearly surrounds us. Spiritual or not, we also need to spend some time realizing that there are clearly plenty of things that life has to offer – in both large and small packages. I have slowly fallen in love with the quaint charm of Boston. The city looks more and more beautiful with every passing day – from the landscape of trees that endlessly line the historically rich paved roads, the passing seasons, to the deep conversations with people of various walks of life and traditions.
My energy levels have greatly improved, showcased by my more cheerful attitude. My wife has definitely noticed that I am more upbeat, positive, and motivated to tackle the challenges of today. Our little boy continues to surprise and delight us – showcasing his maturity, his charisma, and love for others in very simple and deliberate ways. We are grateful for what we have and feel extremely blessed with each passing day. By putting our trust and faith in our stride, we press on to more magical moments – together with our friends and loved ones.
Thanks for reading. I wish the best to you and yours!
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