Like I was 20 again

I may not be able to tell you the names of the streets I walked on everyday.  I couldn't tell you the people I met during all my little adventures around the city.  I probably wouldn't be able to tell you what each stop I took on the train, either.

I can tell you about the places I worked.  I could tell you all about what freshly baked cranberry orange muffins smell like coming out of the oven at 4:30 a.m.  I would be able to tell you what it feels like to walk in snow and feel the crunch under your feet.  I could probably whip up some coffee, mochas, and that one singular peppermint tea order I would get everyday during the morning rush.

The feeling of the slight wind when a train stops in front of you...
The first time I stepped on the grounds of Harvard Square...
The one time I spent a whole Spring morning in front of that one church near Copley Square...
The multiple little shops I perused in Coolidge Corner...
Those things I remember.


I will always remember Boston.

I don't know.
Maybe it's because it was the first time in my life that I felt like I could breathe my own air.  It could be that it was the one time in my life that I had a taste of independence.  Boston holds a place for me.  I didn't live there long at all.  I was nineteen, slowly turning twenty-years-old, and there was just life and how to live it in front of me.  I absolutely loved every single minute of it.

I like how years later, almost twenty years later, I can remember that moment in my life and what it did for me.  I had left Boston behind and thought I had put it in that little pocket in my mind of times forgotten.  I guess I was mistaken.

I was reminded of Boston again last year.  As I lay in a hospital bed and entertained myself by scrolling through Instagram, I found it.  Easily, it all came back to me with the help of a female-owned wellness company.

Brown & Coconut.

I don't know if B & C found me or if it was the other way around.  One moment, I'm scrolling through the feed of these two sisters who started an all-natural, plant-based skin and body care company...

...the next, I'm feeling super refreshed and loved.

Brown & Coconut sent me some "just because" samples to try out and OhMyGoodness was I excited.  Not because I was getting free product, but their company is based in Boston, Massachusetts.

I know it sounds weird, but that face wash and face oil, every morning and every night I use it, reminds me of that love for Boston.  Yes, just using these products brings back wonderful memories.

And a refreshed and clean face, of course.

So thank you, Brown & Coconut.  You made this almost 44-year-old woman feel like that almost-twenty-year-old again.

Always Boston.


PS:  This was not a sponsored post.  This was a post that I hope introduced you to a new female-owned company...because, well, The Future is Female.


  1. Girls trip to Boston!!!!!! So glad you found something you love and works for you! Of course I loved that you shared too❤️


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