Independence Day is one of my favorite holidays and for various reasons. #1- I love summertime in Chapel Hill. Yes the heat can be exhausting but the early mornings and evening temps are beautiful and I love the long days. Outdoor concerts almost every night, Durham Bulls baseball and less traffic and shorter lines everywhere b/c most of the students are gone. #2- My client appreciation party that I have held for 11 years now is always on or around July 4th. I love re-connecting with old friends and past clients. My relationships with my clients keeps me in this crazy business. What can I say, I genuinely like people, still after all these years! #3-The beach – I LOVE the NC coast – Topsail Island, Emerald Isle, Wrightsville Beach — all within a 2-2.5 hour drive! I’m looking forward to the day when I announce that I am moving to the coast and I can stop being one of the people who is always asking themselves why they don’t live at the beach.