Dewy midnight runs, mosquito bites— I’m in Florida. Humidity aside, there’s something thrilling about slathering myself with sunblock when most are pulling out their fall boots and sweaters.
Sometimes leaving a familiar place behind helps to illuminate it and I have a new-found eagerness to re-explore Tampa Bay. After moving away, it dawned on me that what is common in Florida is not so common elsewhere and as I look around with fresh eyes, I appreciate many of the things and places I used to take for granted.
Don’t wait till you leave your city to realize how lucky you are to live there now.