This past Thursday was my two year anniversary in San Francisco. Every day I'm constantly reminded of how much I love this city and how happy I am that I gave it a second try. It has been a much better experience this time around. I spent the night celebrating a new friend's birthday - margaritas at Mosto and yummy, delicious food from Beretta. Seriously, we ordered like the entire menu, along with wine and cocktails. I somehow made it back home (thanks to Uber), and passed out drunkenly in my bed. It kind of marked the return of my social life. I've been insanely boring lately. I don't know why - part of it is my travel schedule, part of it is my friends' travel schedules, and then the rest of it is just moodiness and shitty SF summer weather. I think I'm ready to be social now, though. I have a date on Sunday night and seeing TOJ on Wednesday, and then dinner with a girlfriend on Thursday. I'm back!
Reflecting on these past two years in SF has been fun. So much has changed. I have a much wider circle of friends and I've gotten really close to some incredible people that I love. I've cut some people out of my life that desperately needed to go. I changed jobs, had a job crisis, and then got over it. In my two years here, I've dated three men for serious, kicked a guy in the face during sex, and went on some truly interesting dates. It's been a lot of fun running around SF, getting to know the city, and experimenting. I have this cool sex ed community that I'm starting to break into and I'm expanding my horizons. It feels like a lot of positive personal growth.
I'm pretty happy here. Life is certainly not perfect, but I know that I love this city because I can't stand going back to Manhattan - it just feels off. When I'm there, I miss my crazy hippies in the Haight, spectacular views of the Bay Bridge from my office, and the general "be who the fuck you want to be" lackadaisical nature of life in San Francisco. I really do feel like I can be myself here and it is awesome. Here's to (hopefully) spending the rest of my life in the Bay Area!