I am in London on work today and currently killing some time at a Starbucks down the street from where I am meeting Meghan for dinner. My schedule worked out great today, I had to travel for a meeting this afternoon and Meghan had the day off so we are meeting for dinner. We have been talking about trying to meet in London once in a while for dinner so we can see each other face to face more often and so today we made it happen.
I have about two hours between my meeting and dinner tonight so I found a Starbucks, grabbed myself a latte and am working away on email and doing a little blogging as well. I am inspired as I sit in a little spot where no one knows me, thinking about what it would be like to live in a bigger city again?
I lived in Toronto in my early twenties for awhile and one of the things that I really liked and hated about the big city was getting lost in the crowd. I enjoy being alone and my independence but in a small town like Sarnia, its not always easy to get lost in the crowd and be alone. So, when I have the opportunity to sit, quietly, people watch and hang out with me, I relish in the moment.
I don't want to stay in those moments forever because I love to be with my favourite people too but from time to time, I need time alone.
There are of course downsides to big cities, like trying to find parking near your desitation so you do not need to walk more than 5 minutes in the -15 degree weather, these are the things that make me grateful for my small town.
Anyways, I thought I would just share some thoughts from the corner of the coffee shop.
Until next time……..