Day 13 of NaBloPoMo 2014: Married to Amazement
My great-grandma once played the song “I Left My Heart in San Francisco.” She was so sentimental, and I didn’t get what was happening. I get it now. My other grandma told me about dancing on the pier with Lawrence Welk, but that may have been in Los Angeles.
Back to San Fran! This place, the entire San Francisco Bay Area, is my first choice for location to live. I think in the entire world. The opportunities, activities, food culture, proximity to forest and ocean, unique city culture, and access to cool new services are enough to fill several lifetimes. All of that comes at a significant financial cost though, and so I’m mentally prepping myself to leave this perfect place* behind and start over again somewhere new as early as 2016. Each time I think about leaving I feel a renewed dedication to make space for more beach trips, more redwoods, more Ferry Building, more hiking, more single-origin pour-over coffee, more wine tasting in Napa, more hilltops, more Karl the Fog, more conventions, more random nudity in downtown SF, and more of everything techie geeky hipster chic.
I could go on, but I’ll stop. And if you are one of those people who know me in real life and have been saying “I really want to visit you!” – DO IT! You can sleep in the boat bed** and fall in love with this place, just like me.
*perfect in all aspects except cost of living
**My son sleeps in a boat bed every night, left here by our landlord. What a cool renters perk, right?