Everybody reacts to stress differently. Being more of an introvert, I turned inwards of course and almost closed shop to reread Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City. First time I ever read them was in the mid 90s while in Paris. I remember being amazed by the support provided by 28 Barbary Lane’s tight knit community.
Even as a young child, I’ve always wanted to live abroad. The books led me to wish that if I didn’t actually end up in San Francisco, I would at least live somewhere as close as possible.
Well… I ended up in Brighton!
To me, Brighton is the English San Francisco with the obvious LGBTQ hotspot but also the alternative and bohemian vibe.
First time I ever met Brighton was just for a few hours back in 2004. It was love at first sight! After just about 2 hours, I knew I wanted to live here. It didn’t happen right away but I got my wish in 2007 and never looked back since 🥰
Oh and I, too, am surrounded by an amazing chosen family!
Hope everyone is safe and well. Not long to go now hopefully…