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Life in San Francisco [Mar. 5th, 2011|09:21 am]
i will often think of u when im in less than pants
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[Current Location |United States, California, San Francisco]
[mood |hopefulhopeful]
[music |Fleetwood Mac - Tusk]

I suppose my journal is in need of an update, since I haven't written since I moved to San Francisco. Life here is very different while retaining many similarities and people I knew in my Seattle life. I'm lucky enough to have many of those who were on a first name basis with Livejournal down here in SF with me, including evan, meena, brad, Ario and sometimes even lisa and iamdonte. I owe Livejournal a lot as a hub that brought me together with a bounty of friends I am still close with today. Livejournal marks a time in my life that was fun, free, and revolutionary in the budding online social movement.

I reminisce a lot about those days, when I didn't know where I was going or who I'd become. Interested in everything and pulled in so many different directions, somehow I ended up here in San Francisco and retained the richness of these relationships. It's nice to have a little piece of home I am always connected to.

Life in San Francisco is still new and opening up in different ways for me. I meet new people every week and have the opportunity to explore so many of my interests in a city that seems to offer everything. I'm much more active than I was in Seattle and less morose and apathetic. I'm embracing the freedome of my youth by creating my own life in a fresh environment unhindered by the weight of my past.

Every day I seek out a new adventure and try to make the most of being a California resident, but Seattle sticks with me. I can't imagine raising a family anywhere else, or being away from my grandma and aunts much more than a few years... but I have an amazing job here, great healthcare, a bounty of fresh organic food and so many driven and artistic people around me at any given second... it is hard to decide how long to stay, and when might be the right time to return. But then I have thoughts of living in Austin, and in New York, and in Canada and hopefully ending up in Spain... the wanderlust is powerful in me, maybe that's why I can't really relax wherever I am, but I'm glad I don't feel tied down.

I remind myself that I'm not always going to have the ability to just get up and move my life somewhere else, once I get into another long term relationship, or start building a family, I will have to commit to a home and plant some roots. So, I'm taking advantage of my freedom now and making sure i make the most of my youth.

28 is the new 18, y'all. SF FTW.

[User Picture]From: lilbitterbug
2011-03-05 10:08 pm (UTC)
Good for you, nice to see you around here, too. 28 is the new 18, so I hope that 27 is the new 17! or something <3
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[User Picture]From: bougieman
2011-03-06 12:36 am (UTC)
Great update, and such a cute picture. Hooray for healthcare!

I still see you on a regular basis even though you don't post anymore, because I work on the GIANT GIRL BIG BATTLE comic once a week (usually friday afternoon), and the reference photos you took have helped make the comic look SO GOOD! Maxine and I are 20 pages in (it will be 30 pages), and will be publishing it in Feb. 2012. I'll be sure to send you some contributor copies, so be sure to stay in touch.
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[User Picture]From: goldfischegirl
2011-03-06 02:58 am (UTC)
Yay! I am so excited to see it! I love being a part of your creative process. I also enjoy the fact that I am being immortalized kicking some major ass in a big way :) Thx Bougie
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[User Picture]From: interimlover
2011-03-06 07:02 pm (UTC)
good to see you last night, hope you had fun!
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[User Picture]From: goldfischegirl
2011-03-06 07:03 pm (UTC)
Yes, I did indeed! And I'm glad to be reminded of your LJ name because I had totally forgotten it!
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[User Picture]From: interimlover
2011-03-06 07:07 pm (UTC)
no worries, I haven't posted in so long, I almost forgot it :)
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[User Picture]From: xlyrically_vile
2011-04-12 10:59 am (UTC)
Welcome to the bay! I live in santa cruz which is about an hour away from you? Hope you find lots of adventures!
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[User Picture]From: zerogamer
2011-04-15 02:40 am (UTC)
... finally!! Nice to see you!
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From: lambertociv
2011-10-31 05:57 pm (UTC)
ha, I will experiment my thought, your post bring me some good ideas, it’s truly amazing, thanks.

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