As a blogger who works from home, it is very easy to be sucked into and absorbed by technology 24/7. In fact, I have to make a conscious effort on a daily basis to unplug and turn off the constant distractions of Twitter, Facebook and the television.
Ironically, when the horrific events were taking place yesterday in Boston, I was in the middle of a rare and precious technology-free moment reading books and playing blocks with my 19 mo son and 18 mo nephew.
When I turned on the television, I was immediately in shock as I began to learn about the events that were unfolding in my beloved city of Boston. Many of you may know that I moved from home at 17 to attend Boston University.
In fact, I spent 9 years of my life living in the beautiful city of Boston. Throughout the first half of Marathon Monday, I was sitting in Michigan wishing I still lived in Boston so that I could be there to experience the “Best Day of the Year”.
Boston treated me very well. My four years at Boston University’s School of Hospitality Administration were some of the best years of my life. I met some of my closest friends in college who remain a part of my daily life despite living miles away here in Michigan.
Shortly before graduating, I began dating my future husband. My first real job took place in Copley Square and my career in hospitality began at Marriott hotels throughout New England.
Needless to say, Boston was very good to me and it will always have a special place in my heart.
My husband’s family still resides throughout Boston but fortunately no one was near the madness of what took place yesterday.
Our son has never visited Boston but we are planning a trip later in the year so that he can experience the place where his parents fell in love.
I feel so lucky to have such wonderful memories of this incredible city. I hope you enjoy this photo tour as much as I did as I sit back and reflect on the city I love, the city I consider my second home: Boston.