Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Goodbye San Francisco

Tonight is my last night in San Francisco. Just like that it's over, back to the east coast. Back to school, back to reality. My experience here was incredible. The relationships I made, the experiences I had and the people I met were amazing. I didn't think I'd actually make it out here, but I'm glad I did and I always told myself when I was younger that this is what I wanted to do. My mom sent me a quote book when I was in college and I'll never forget this one line. It read:
"Live in New York City once, but leave before it makes you hard. Live in Northern California once, but leave before it makes you soft. Travel."
I always wanted to do that, but I never thought it was possible — just because of money, housing, school, etc. But I decided that I really wanted to go to NY to get the whole feel of the city. Then I figured I was half done with something I truly wanted to do, so why not take a chance and go out west. So I did. And here I am, coming back home, so many things have changed since that first day I read that book but the experiences in NY and SF were one of a kind. I really figured a lot of things out about myself being out here. It taught me the true meaning of friendship, and happiness and once again how some things just aren't the same by yourself. It's about sharing the moment, and sharing the happiness. When I left the office today, I embraced some people that truly made an impact on me and watching tears roll down someone's face really made me think. I flew almost 2500 miles across the country for an opportunity to work for an advertising agency, and by doing that I met some people that have impacted my life greatly. Those people weren't in my life 3 months ago and by chance we happened to cross paths — me, chasing a dream and a quote...them, who knows? But the fact is, how many people are out there that you just barely miss crossing paths with? How many people people out there could of had a negative effect ? It's crazy to me to think of the possibilities but also makes me so thankful for what I am blessed with. My family and my friends mean the world to me and being in California might of softened me up a little bit, but it sure did make me realize what is important. Maybe I should of listened to that special someone in the first place :)

Back home to Fredericksburg tomorrow, then off to School.


1 comment:

  1. Pedro MourĂ£o-FerreiraDecember 13, 2009 at 9:50 PM

    It's like me in ny and now in london. You gotta love travel =)