I am a small business owner in Louisville, KY. As with most business owners many of the things I love to do have been back shelved for the time being, The business has been quite successful so I could have worse problems that's for sure.
One "favorite thing" I haven't given up is my annual Xmas trip to NYC. I used to travel there quite often for business and in fact had an apt at 1ST Ave / 51ST. (The rent was cheaper than my monthly hotel bills) I enjoy spending time with a few close friends that I've kept up with, shopping, eating and just soaking up Xmas in New York.
In my own home and as a guest in someone else s I put a high value on the "HOME" factor. If no place else in world your home should always be a safe, secure and comfortable place where you can step out of the world when you need to.