Boston + Easter

April 23, 2014 |  Category:   family friends life travels








Can never underestimate the importance of travel, even if it’s just a 4 hour drive away. Sometimes you need to break away from your life to gain perspective on some decisions you’ve been wavering on. I’m always eager to see something new. Time spent with family is good too. As my cousins and I got older, our big extended family stopped getting together for various reasons that our parents never shared. Sometimes years went by. It takes effort to stay in touch, but when it happens you realize how important family can be, especially now that a younger generation is involved. The kids really do love to spend time with extended family. It’s often not “what are we doing” that gets asked at holidays, but “who are we spending it with?”


I also met a long time online friend for the first time this trip. I feel like I haven’t been doing this as much as I have in the past, maybe because I think there was a period of time when I was closing in, but sometimes these meetings just feel right, like picking up a conversation where you had left off in emails, but in person. My friend and I walked around Boston for miles and miles. She showed me some of her favorite streets including Commonwealth Avenue which reminded me of a prettier Eastern Parkway here in Brooklyn. The magnolias were in peak bloom all along the avenue and it felt good to be moving, talking, and enjoying the milder weather and sunshine.
I recently made a set of decisions that I’m unsure of. I’ll be the first to admit that sometimes I coast solely on my gut and not on careful examination of the pros and cons. Well, let me back up because I think you all know I tend to overthink things. In the end though, even after endless deliberation, I go with my gut. I’m waiting to see if they were the right choices. It can be nerve-wracking.

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  • Sara April 23, 2014 at 2:38 am

    I traveled only two hours away for Easter to be with a friend from home and the break and refresher it gave me was amazing. I know exactly what you mean!

  • Jocy April 23, 2014 at 9:54 am

    What lovely pictures. At the end of the day, I tend to go with my gut on things, even though I do go through many hours of over-thinking first. I can’t say I’ve always been right, but going with my gut has allowed me to take some big chances, which in hindsight were the best decisions of my life.

  • Lakshmi April 24, 2014 at 1:04 pm

    I don’t wait until the end; I go with my gut feeling (these days, I call it “intuition”) right from the beginning. It has hardly ever led me astray, whatever ‘astray” might be. I have come to terms with the fact that this is my style of decision-making. In fact, the idea of thinking, weighing, evaluating, etc. is most likely a pretense, as far as I am concerned… because I seem to make a decision without going through all those motions. And more often than not, it seems to be right one for me.