Currently have been living in the North Bay (aka north of the Golden Gate bridge) working. My work has a view of Richardson Bay, and my house is a five minute walk to the bay itself. I feel very blessed to be living where I am. Granted there are a lot of aspects I do not like, ($80 for a haircut, ugh! Drove to Petaluma, an hour away, saved %60 percent ;D).
I live with a middle age couple and another roommate who works at the same .org I work at. Last night my landlord was smoking pot with her son (thought I left that in Humboldt haha!).
I have seen and done a lot of cool stuff working and living here, but the favorite thing I re-discovered is my passion for yoga! I have groupon hopping different studios (NOT PAYING FULL PRICE FOR THESE CLASSES!) and I have been doing a lot of hot yoga (95+ degrees for an hour) and it feels so good. In combination with eating extremely healthy, having a glass of red wine every other day(anymore and I feel sick, my tolerance is rubbing off :P), and hiking when I’m not in yoga class, I feel physically the healthiest I have ever been. I hope to continue this lifestyle.
Mentally, I have been on-and-off. I hate spending Monday-Friday (and sometimes weekends) working and staring in front of a computer screen. I feel exhausted once I leave work. I’m happy I am going back to school in the fall, and only working 20 hours at my next job. I don’t mind desk jobs, only if I get go to meetings, travel, etc.. It can be mentally straining to just be on a computer writing and researching grant opportunities.
I’m excited that in three weeks I’m moving to Olympia with Justin. We have a place WOOOO! and we have over a month to settle in before I start school. I will be working in August, but it will be very different than my previous position and probably a little less…intense.
Anyways, thats my life. :)