In 2015, I visited New Orleans for the first time and fell madly in love with the city. Shortly thereafter, I decided to make it my home.
If you were to ask me what I love most about New Orleans, I could provide you with a variety of answers. I could say that I love the bright, vibrant colors, the shotgun-style houses and the satisfying blend of Spanish, French and Caribbean architecture.
I could say that I love what is arguably the greatest music scene in the world – that on any given night I can walk into one of more than 80 venues, and know that whoever is on stage will give me a powerful, dizzying eargasm.
I could mention the unmatched culinary scene: the unique combination of French Creole and Cajun cooking, the abundance of fresh-off-the-boat seafood and the refreshing lack of craptastic corporate chain restaurants.
If you ask me what I love most about New Orleans, I could point to the open container policy or a second line parade or a rolling streetcar or the oak trees decorated with Mardi Gras beads.
I could say that I love the weekend festivals, that there’s always something to do or that New Orleans is a non-stop, 24-hour-a-day party. I could say that I love the complex history, the notable diversity or the indescribable culture. I could say all of that. But, it wouldn’t be true. Because, what I really love most about New Orleans is the people.
If you live in New Orleans and you’re interested in one-on-one coaching, creating a support group or just hanging out and drinking some whiskey, I’d love to connect. Shoot me an email at [email protected] and let me know that you’re in the Big Easy.