I'm in Monterey working on my MA and I'm absolutely loving it. I'm an east coast native and while I miss the seasons, seeing the Pacific from my bedroom window is a pretty nice perk.
I try to spend as much time outside as possible- running, biking, backpacking, sitting on a bench reading, frolicking in the waves at the beach.... I also enjoy passing lazy hours in bookstores, laying in grassy parks thinking, and/or eating tasty foodstuffs.
Other life goals include learning to surf (bonus points if you want to teach me!), biking across the country, visiting all 50 states and generally being a BAMF. I'd also like to find a partner in crime for all these adventures and more.