For my entire life, from the day I was born and probably until the day I die, I have lived either in a major city or in the close-in suburbs of one. I’ve never lived in the country or in a rural area. And, not to disparage those who do live the country life, I have no desire to do so. I’m a city boy.
I’ve lived in New Jersey, just across the Hudson River from Manhattan. I’ve lived in Washington, DC. I’ve lived outside of Los Angeles, in Dallas, near Philadelphia, Chicago, Boston, and now in San Francisco.
I do love San Francisco, but every single city I’ve lived in or near had so much to offer, from culture to entertainment to cuisine to convenience. And, in my case, to employment opportunities.
Now I’m retired and my wife is making noises about possibly moving to the countryside. Well, as long as we’re within relatively easy reach of a big city, I might consider it, the operative word being “might.”
Why am I sharing this with you today? I was inspired by Paula Light and her Thursday Inspiration prompt with the theme “city.”