You're a magical city. Everywhere I turn, i'm constantly surprised and reminded by how unique and quirky you are. Even when i'm totally pissed off at you, you somehow know how to get me – a beautiful sunset, a perfect walk home, glances of creative graffiti, the sound of waves crashing at Ocean Beach – to me, you're perfect.
Sometimes I need to remind myself of this. We all need a little perspective now and then, right?
“The trick to forgetting the big picture is to look at everything close up.” ― Chuck Palahniuk
Close up, San Francisco has its flaws. Overpriced apartments, an influx of tech, the wearing of diversity and culture, and so much more. But if I step back (and it is hard to do), San Francisco has been a home for me for the past (almost) 4 years. A place where I found beautiful friendships, amazing and challenging jobs, and a strong community of intelligent and driven individuals.
San Francisco, i'm here to stay.