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Category Archives: california
it was four years ago this summer that i left home. packed up my moleskins full of notes and reminders, said goodbye to lifelong friends, giggled awkwardly at my father’s successful attempt to lighten up our farewell by stuffing five … Continue reading
Posted in california Tagged amman, san francisco 3 Comments
the good, the bad, and the ugly.
the last few months have been the most exhilarating and exhausting of my life. after a year of sending out hundreds of job applications, of seeing my savings dwindle down to pennies, of desperately hoping someone would take a chance … Continue reading
Posted in california 83 Comments
city of love.
there are many things i love about living in san francisco. i love how you can walk in between sky scrapers in one neighborhood, and within 20 minutes find yourself surrounded by 800-year-old redwood trees. i love how the walls … Continue reading
Posted in california Tagged san francisco 2 Comments
life is beautiful.
i squint my eyes to readjust what i’m seeing. there’s an odd blue dash on everything i look at. i move my fingers over my lashes and realize it’s paint. how do i have paint on my eyelashes? i shake … Continue reading
Posted in california Tagged art, san francisco 18 Comments
the dark night.
there’s a metallic taste that’s oozing from my cheeks to overtake the caramel flavored candy i was chewing on earlier today. my jaw is clenching tighter. my heart is pumping so fast that i feel every uneven beat jumping through my … Continue reading
Posted in california, san francisco Tagged san francisco 4 Comments
the streets of san francisco.
it’ll be two months tomorrow since i left home, since i packed up my moleskins full of notes and reminders, since i said goodbye to lifelong friends, since my father stuffed five dollars in my purse and joked that this … Continue reading
Posted in california Tagged san francisco 18 Comments
i’m feeling positively disoriented today. not even sure how long i’ve been back from los angeles, i’m a little overwhelmed with confusion. how could my time in a city that operates at such a slow pace, pass by so quickly? … Continue reading
Posted in california Tagged family, los angeles 2 Comments
i’m trading in my sneakers for flip flops this week as i switch coasts from east to west. after all, how could i resist the temptation of california’s comfort when there’s only one tiny continent separating us now? this experience … Continue reading
Posted in california Tagged family, los angeles 10 Comments