I Left My <3 (And Wallet) In San Francisco

San Francisco in January

San Francisco in January

San Francisco has stolen yet another heart and soon…her wallet. You can’t deny falling in love with such a beautiful city, but ah…this city comes with a hefty price tag to live in. My friend was visiting from London for the first time so I was so excited to show her all that this amazing city has to offer. In the process, I captured some amazing photos of a place that I’m proud to call home.

What ever happened to predictability, the milk man, the paper boy, evening TV...you know you want to finish the rest.

Helloooo Painted Ladies

What ever happened to predictability, the milk man, the paper boy, evening TV… and this is the part where I mumble b/c I don’t know the rest of the lyrics.

Palace of Fine Arts

Palace of Fine Arts

Then I realized that I don’t really know this city as well as I think I do. The past couple of years have been a whirlwind of traveling adventures. But what about exploring from within my own home territory? There’s so much to see and do in San Francisco, and even then if you’re bored of the city, you can simply head up North to the beautiful beaches, wine country and hiking trails that California has to offer. So my goal for my time in San Francisco is to explore every inch that this city has to offer. All the neighborhoods, coffee shops, hidden boutiques, art, museums, etc…

It’s on SF!

On Turning 33

Why hello there 33

Why hello there 33

“People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost.” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

At 33, most of my friends are happily married and expecting their first child. Yeah, there are times when I go to a baby shower and feel so completely out of place. The girls (all expecting) talk in excitement about the latest baby products and parenting techniques. While the guys scope out the state of the art stainless steel fridge that is sitting in my friend’s Pottery Barn-esque kitchen.

My friend then shows me the amazing handiwork that he has done on the kitchen cabinets. I think to myself, is this the same guy who once stood on a 2nd floor balcony and jumped off drunkenly into the swimming pool down below? I laugh thinking at the thought of how much we’ve all changed within just a span of 5 years.

I’ve come to the realization that I’m just on a different life track than most of my friends. At some point in my life, I derailed off this track and decided to take a detour on to something else. I’m actually not quite sure where I’m going exactly, but it has sure been one hell of an adventure. No regrets. If you look at life optimistically, it is sure to mirror back with that same optimism. I’ve been so grateful for all of the opportunities that I’ve had the past few years. The adventures in traveling, the friendships I’ve made, my career, and the love that surrounds me from my friends and family. So if this is what 33 is for me, I say to myself, keep on moving forward onto this unpredictable road because it has been the best yet.

Hopefully…it will lead to me living abroad somewhere soon! Stay tuned!