I got up a little early this morning thanks to the time change and decided to walk to Trader Joe’s to do my grocery shopping. There’s two nearby, but the slightly closer one, at about 25 minutes’ walk, is the “world’s smallest” Trader Joe’s across the river in Boston (which I would say is honestly pretty reasonably-sized for a grocery store). As I left EC and walked across the Harvard bridge at 9 am, the sun was already strong and I had to unzip my fall coat. The trees have finally changed for real, and I found myself stopping to take pictures so much that by the time I had a half-dozen, I felt like I just had to blog them (in addition to already sending them to half the people I know).
If you want the real experience, imagine as you scroll through these that there’s a spring in your step, you’re about to buy lots of delicious food to cook with, Lorde is playing in your ears, and a light breeze urges you onwards. It was such a perfect start to my day; in this kind of weather, MIT, Cambridge, and Boston feel like not just home, but a home encouraging me to be the best version of myself I can be.