24 years ago, when I was 14 years old, I took a train from Colorado out to San Francisco for spring break. And I fell in LOVE. The vibrancy and energetic ebullience of San Francisco won me over. Walking through the Haight and Golden Gate park, feeling the sunshine and the cool ocean mist, I just knew it was home. The rawness of the grit mixed with a creative flow felt like freedom to my soul. After that trip, I returned to Colorado with a pair of 4-in vintage platform shoes, a tie-dyed shirt and a fresh inspiration and vision for my life on Earth.
Next week, I leave my beloved Bay, a home base for the last 16 years. It’s been home to graduating from grad school (twice!), getting married and divorced, having a professional career as an engineer and leaving it all behind for the unknown, owning a home (yes, that happened before it got crazy expensive), integrating my 4 years of traveling, and creating the inner foundations for a new life for myself, one more aligned with who I am at my essence. Yet, my new life calls for more sustainability and sacredness, a deep integrated connection with nature, living in an affordable and quiet home, creating smaller community with like-minded conscious beings, and planting my roots, so that I can grow my soul’s work and offerings in the world. While I know no place is perfect, and many here are striving for the same things, I know the time has come for me to move on to a new place on Earth.
And I will miss you Bay Area. I will miss your stunning beauty, your aliveness, your cultural diversity, and your endless variety of activities. Thank you for holding me through such a huge part of my life. I leave deeply enriched and transformed, and I feel you in my being where ever I end up calling my next home!
Protectress of Mother Earth, Energy Healing, Plant Medicine Integration, Coach, Writer