I have lived in Boston for three years. I live in a part of the city that is quiet, with only houses around, no condos, and lots of squirrels and wild bunnies. More than 40,000 people live in my city. Traffic can be bad during the rush hours. The most plentiful local trees and flowers are in Billerica State Forest.

On weekdays, I wake up at 4 am to go to the gym. My neighbours are still in bed, it’s still dark outside, but during spring-summer the birds are already awake. A typical breakfast in our part of the world is made of eggs and bacon, donuts or bagel, but I prefer coffee with milk + bread with butter or yogurt.

I love to take a stroll or go for a jog in the neighbourhood. I did that last summer, but I am not sure if I’ll do it again. Going for a jogging at 4:00 am when it’s still dark outside is a little scary. It takes me about 60 minutes by train to reach my workplace, which is Lexington Solutions located in downtown Boston. In summer, my city comes alive with birds singing early in the morning and with neighboors playing in their swimming pools. I am 40 years old and enjoy going out with my family.

Boston City

When I am unhappy and need some peace, my city comforts me with a great ice cream at Great Brook Farm State Park.

Cold comfort (representational image)

The city’s loveliest street is Boston Road close to downtown because of the lights on the streets. For bargain shopping, I usually go to big stores like TJ Maxx, Primark and they are located in another town. In the evening, my city looks quiet and my home fills up with the chirrup of crickets by my window. I like to cook different foods for dinner, that’s why we have been trying Hello Fresh and Blue Apron.

Micaela Isola spoke to Rachna Chandira