I moved up here for college, and I found that I love living here, so I decided to stick around. It's nice to be in a place with so many trees and lakes, and with actual distinct seasons. When I walk around my neighborhood, I see coyotes and deer, and that's fantastic. I still go back to LA every so often, and while I have a great time there, it's not a place for everyone. I'm glad I made the move.
There's a lot of really cool stuff to do in the world, and I want to do all of it. I've gone scuba diving off of Hawaii, flown a plane, pet a tiger AND a penguin, and performed with a taiko group in rural Japan. I grow some of the herbs I use in my cooking and brew a decent amount of my own beer. And I'm just getting started.