I took this photo last Thursday evening, while I stood atop Twin Peaks and looked out over San Francisco and the Bay. (Thank you Randall and Brandon for being there with me.) Being up there and looking out over this area I have come to love over the last few years only strengthened my resolve to move out there.
For years I have been thinking about completely shifting my life and perspective and moving cross-country. While I am somewhat well-traveled, I have never lives anywhere save for the northeastern United States. I love it here, and I’ll always been a New Englander, but I need a major change of scenery. Along with a change of people. Not to slight my friends and family here, but people in the northeast can be rather insular. I don’t want that anymore.
I want to go out regularly. Meet new people. Meet people who are a little more different than my usual circle.
Not to mention the fact that being in San Francisco makes me feel extremely normal. That’s refreshing. (and interpret that how ever you like, I am sure it will amuse me if I knew. 🙂 )
Last year when I was out west, I told people I was hoping to be living in California by now. This year, my words are different.
By this time in 2013, I WILL be living in California!
I have the degree. I am applying for jobs. I have a slew of people rooting for me to make this move.
This is going to happen.