Guys, you have no idea how much I have to post on the blog. A recap of our weeklong trip to Seattle, a few leftover funny stories from Mexico. Oh and the fact that I quit my desk job, became a full time content creator and moved to San Francisco! (Which is to blame for why I am so behind on editing photos and blog posts).
Shortly after I shared my Tulum guide I took off some time and went on vacation to the Outerbanks with my longtime best friend. We go with her family at the end of each summer. And then I had a weekend trip to the Poconos.
By the time I looked up I was accepting a new job offer, putting in my two weeks and considering a cross-country move. As you can guess, I decided to make the move. I flew out to San Francisco last Saturday and settled in to a temporary apartment. For those looking to make the move out to this city also, there are some good sf real estate agents worthy of consideration. This week has been so busy, and yet it’s felt so long at the same time.
In a happy coincidence, some of my cousins, my aunt and my uncle ended up being in town for a visit the same weekend I moved. I decided to unpack my suitcase another day, and instead went for a hike at Land’s End.
On the way we stopped to get lunch at Dinosaur, this little Vietnamese sandwich shop. I got the crispy tofu banh mi. It was so good!
We started our hike at the Land’s End overlook and made our way along the coastal trail (here’s a map). Before long we found Mile Rock Beach. It’s hard to believe this is in the city!
The pebble stacks remind me of the beaches we visited on the Washington coast. I can’t wait to share those photos soon!
Above Mile Rock Beach, we found the Land’s End labyrinth.
By the time we made it off the trail we were all hungry but couldn’t agree on a place. There are so many amazing restaurants like a steak & seafood restaurant, Indian restaurants, and Chinese restaurants in San Francisco. One of our friends recently went to San Francisco for a birthday party and the host had hired a private dining room at Pier Market. Apparently the food was delicious and the service was excellent! As for us though, we landed at an adorable little restaurant called Nopalito. I loved the grapefruit sangria and paletas.
We sampled every flavor: rice pudding, dark chocolate and lime.
The next day I jumped right into work. I’m working for a startup that is pre-launch so things are really busy. It’s absolutely amazing to focus on content full-time though. My days have been filled with writing (everything from marketing material and website copy to blog posts) and planning (social strategies and content calendar). Oh and lots of meetings, which is why I’m happy to be here in person.
The only part of this move that I don’t like is being in a long distance relationship. My place feels really empty and it’s hard being away from the person I usually share every day with.
The time difference has been making it especially hard to stay in touch. We’re starting to fall into a routine though and we have a bunch of trips scheduled through the end of the year. It’s tough to think about how everything will work out, but I know we will get there.
If you are out here on the west coast, or have visited San Fran before, let me know! I am looking for all the west coast friends and advice (like hidden gems and cool spots) that I can get. The plan is to stay out here for a year and I want to make the most of it.