San Francisco is my hearts home.
When I feel the pulse of the city build, it makes my heart race. When I feel the city abuzz with nightlife, with passion, with creativity, it makes me want to buzz right along with it. I have been living here for three months and I have seen some unbelievable things; some unbelievable in a beautiful sense, and some unbelievable in an experience sense.
When I walk along the cliffs of Lands End my awareness becomes expansive. I have not passed by one un-happy person on my hikes along this trail. Even the most unruly of children calm and take in the beautiful smells, the breathtaking view of Golden Gate, and the energy that lives here. It is a mere 10 blocks from my front door. This energy is similar in places such as Baker Beach, China Beach, and the Marin Headlands. I have spent a lot of time walking, thinking, and breathing deeper.
My rooftop was a truly unexpected gift (Thank You SF). When I first took a look at the concrete slab I sleep under every day, I was amazed. When the opportunity to have a gathering up on the roof came up, I thought it couldn’t be more perfect a pairing than my favorite people and the 75th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge fireworks. This is what you would call an epic life moment. No understatement there.
I have had a few smaller gatherings on my roof since then, and they have been nothing short of blissful. That’s my favorite VIP lounge in the city.
It’s no secret that music has been rocking my world since I moved here. It is another world, how I feel when I am in the presence of good, loud music. My year has been full of this transcendant feeling thanks to San Francisco. In April I had an unforgettable experience at Coachella, with a dear friend. Its as reliable as addition : how good it feels to be with a loved one + transcendence music = Lift.
If I do one day become a therapist, I will be handing out prescriptions for live music.
I love the HBO show Girls, for many of the same reasons many of you might enjoy Girls. It reminds us of a lifestyle none of us can maintain, but all of us dream of having. One where you have enough time in the day to gossip with your girlfriends, work a full time job (or a few part-times) and have the energy and ((money)) to go out at night and get wasted. But what I appreciate the most about this show is that it plays up a few characters that we all know, and love. And sometimes hate. I laugh the deepest laugh while watching Girls, when Hannah does something I can absolutely see one of my dearest friends doing. Or when Shoshanna moments make me cringe at the thought of replicating any of her behavior…yikes. It’s hilarious. I gained my biggest appreciation for this show while out at The Lion’s Pub. It was one of those I-don’t-have-any-money-so-I-shouldn’t-be-going-out nights, so naturally, we drank 2 bottles of 2buck before heading out. Needless to say, upon entering the bar, I wasn’t in perfect form to catch or acknowledge the pixie-cut blondie standing at the bar door naked from the waist down. Not only does my booze-buzzed friend ask her if she is ok, she removes her own tights so that the pix can continue her very unique night with pants on. I have never felt more confident in my choice of play-mates.
While adventuring for hangover bagels the next morning, we all indulged in belly laughs for at least thirty minutes straight… Were we living out a Girls episode? Touche, San Francisco.