Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Seven year itch

"Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?"
"That depends a good deal on where you want to get to," said the Cat.
"I don't much care where--" said Alice.
"Then it doesn't matter which way you go," said the Cat.
"--so long as I get somewhere," Alice added as an explanation. 
"Oh, you're sure to do that," said the Cat," if you only walk long enough."
                    -From Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll

WWII Memorial in Wash., D.C.
A couple years ago, I wrote in the aforementioned-now-extinct LiveJournal that I no longer felt temporary in D.C. It was a few months after finally moving off-campus into my first apartment, and I remember walking home from the train station, late summer or early fall, and it just felt right. I felt like I belonged in D.C. Very right place, right time.

Last month marked seven years that I've lived in the District (give or take a couple summers spent in Los Angeles). Next month will mark my last living in D.C., at least for now.

Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, Ca.
After much thought, a few weeks ago I left my job, and that decision led me to decide to move to the San Francisco Bay Area, by way of Los Angeles. Mid October I will be moving back in with my parents in the L.A. area to look for work in the Bay area. It's hard to express what a big deal this decision is to me in a way that will make sense, even to those who know me and especially to those who don't. What I can say is that I'll be sharing more on this blog to chronicle my journey through unemployment and to a new part of my life, which I anticipate will come with roadblocks, obstacles, excitement and unexpected adventures of getting somewhere.


  1. I'm so very, very excited for this new adventure for you!! Can't wait to come visit!

  2. I hope you will visit! I definitely found some confidence in making this decision thinking about your adventure to move :)