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From One Place To The Next

Updated: Jan 2, 2019

Driving long distances isn't so bad.


When I first came out here to California, I was dreading having to drive. Not because I can't (where I live back home, you have to drive everywhere as well), but because of this state's dreaded traffic.


Car crashes and traffic jams are common on the 405, and I was not looking forward to having to sit through those.


Since August has started, I've been on travel these past few weekends. I spent last weekend in LA for my birthday. From seeing Griffith Observatory to strolling down Rodeo Drive, I had a pleasant time roaming around LA with my best friend Kenneth.



Griffith Observatory! The views out here were beautiful.

This weekend, I've been hanging out with family in San Diego. I didn't realize how large the city actually is, everything is spread out, but not choked with traffic. My cousin put it best: San Diego is an unpacked New York City. I've had a great time here, and will be heading back home to Huntington Beach later this afternoon.



I'm just chilling on the steps of Mt. Soledad in San Diego!


For my final weekend in California, I'll be taking a flight to San Francisco. I'll be visiting LinkedIn as they have graciously decided to host the current Campus Editors at their headquarters in Sunnyvale. I'm super excited to see LinkedIn's corporate office for the first time, and am hoping I'll also have some downtime to visit friends and colleagues throughout the Bay Area as well.


I'm pleased that I've been able to travel a lot this month. I was afraid that I wouldn't have time to see family and friends before I left, but that hasn't been the case. Even though I had to work incredibly hard in June and July, August has been more fun.


I haven't been writing as much either on here or for Forbes. I still have a lot of articles I need to get through this month.


But all those things can wait. I'm happy that I've prioritized my family and friends throughout this month. Doing that has allowed me to relax and take stock of my life in the moment.


And life is good.


I'm going to do a detailed recap of the summer at the end of this month once I've settled into my new place at school.


Tomorrow is the start of a new week. I'm going to be getting back on the writing grind (and answering all the e-mails I've ignored for the past two weeks smh), but I'm going to keep enjoying myself first.


My time here in California is slowly coming to an end. But let's just say this won't be the last time I'm in this place. :)


More to come soon,


Soda


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