Sometimes, a change of scenery is good
Well, 2021 has been chock full of surprises. For one, I’m finally able to walk around without a mask (since the California Mandate was lifted for vaccinated individuals). Two, I decided I needed a change of scenery to focus more on building my skills. So after several years living in the San Francisco Bay Area, I’ve decided to move! Goodbye Bay Area!
Half of my reasoning for this decision comes from opportunity. In simpler terms, an opportunity to completely change my lifestyle came up and I decided to take it. This of course doesn’t mean I’m giving up on automotive photography. After all, The Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion is just around the corner! Instead, what this means is that I would have a better chance at accomplishing my own personal goals outside of the Bay Area. And with remote work becoming a more viable solution, many other people are making this same decision. Sometimes a change of scenery is good!
Where Am I now?
I’m not too far away now. I decided to pitch my tent in Gold Country, east of Sacramento! I’m only 2 hours away from the Bay Area, so if there’s a special event happening, I could still be there. Even more importantly, I can still attend classes at The Academy of Art University! Since everything is still online right now, it’s no problem for me! Should physical classes come back, I can just drive down and crash at a friend’s place the night before.
Also, cities like Sacramento, Folsom, and El Dorado Hills have some interesting car-related events happening all over, so I’m itching to get out there and see what drives by. There’s also some hidden gems out here. Maybe I’ll get lucky and find some interesting stories to write about. Or even better; a barn find or two!
So for now, Goodbye Bay Area. I’ll see you again soon!
Moving is always an unnerving thing, and I respect you for making that move. Also, it’s awesome that you’re now vaccinated and have the freedom to move around. I’m half vaccinated and am waiting for my second appointment. Anyway, thanks for this post!
Thanks so much Stuart! Good luck with the second shot; it’s a little harsher than the first. I had some mild symptoms for at least 48 hours after, but I was just fine after that. Anyway, I’m happy that you enjoyed my post! Take care.
Gah, and I was already so out of it with my first shot. Which brand did you get shot up with though?
I ended up getting the Pfizer actually. I was sore and felt achey for about two days and then I was fine.