Last week in San Francisco

Hello! Things have been pretty busy over here as it’s officially my last few days in San Francisco. I’m heading off to Indonesia in 2 days for the second chapter of my big Asia trip, and on top of that, we’ve been packing and getting ready for the trailer (where I’ll join Joe when I come back). I guess you can say there are a lot of moving parts in our lives right now. πŸ™‚ While we’ve been quite head down in logistics, fortunately, Joe and I got out for some fun things in our final days in SF.

Joe and I saw The Shins in concert on their 21st-anniversary tour (boy do I feel old). The Shins are both of our all-time favorite bands (something we bonded over early in our relationship πŸ™‚ ). We’d both seen them multiple times before, but this was our first time seeing them together. It was also my first concert since COVID which was extra exciting.

We had such a blast singing along to our favorite songs. The Shins never disappoint. The concert was one of the highlights of our week.

Since we aren’t sure when we’ll come back to the Bay, we had a farewell picnic with our closest friends at Dolores Park. It was nice to see the whole gang one more time as everyone came out and enjoyed the sunny weather in the Mission.

This community is one of the best parts of living here – I’ll miss everyone so much!

Lots of movie dates recently – taking advantage of our apartment that is walking distance from the movie theater. πŸ˜‰

Our female cat, Ellie, got a dental cleaning. It ended up being a pretty big procedure as she went under anesthesia and got 2 teeth extracted. She needed this for a while, and it was nice to check this off our list before moving.

Look how small the teeth were!

After the procedure, we took care of Ellie with medicine, soft food, and plenty of rest. We both enjoyed her in a more chill and cuddly state.

Other than that, our time has been filled with lots of packing. It’s been quite a big feat going through both our things and sorting out what goes into the trailer versus storage.

The cats love the apartment in chaos. They love climbing in all the boxes and treating it like their playground. πŸ™‚

I’m filled with lots of emotions going through these last days, but I mostly feel excited about the future. It’s hard to digest that SF will no longer be my home base and this might be my last time living here. I feel like the gravity of that hasn’t hit me yet since I’m trying to stay focused and present on traveling. It will probably hit me when I come back and start living in the trailer.

Overall, I feel much more confident going to Asia this second time, as I pretty much know what to expect. Last time, I was quite scared about entering the unknown and uprooting my life, but now that I’m 6 months into my gap year, I feel more comfortable taking risks and facing change. The hardest part, as always, is leaving Joe as I’m going to miss him so so much.

And with that, my visit to SF has come to a close. I remember when I came back from India, I was nervous that I would get bored in SF and thought I would just stay for a month, but the time went fast and I ended up staying for two months! Between Maui, Colorado, our RV trial run, deciding to get a trailer, and everything in between, these last two months were packed with fulfilling experiences. Most of all, I valued the time with Joe, as quality time for us is precious this year.

Next time I blog will be in Indonesia!!!

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