After a gentle reminder that I indeed haven’t blogged in a while, I figured I ought to provide an explanation for my unannounced hiatus. Said explanation also requires me to reveal Major Life News. Since my graduation, I’ve been travelling for the past month and a half (Hangzhou, Seoul, Hong Kong, Italy/Greece), with a few pitstops back home in Shanghai. I have enough photos to fill up all of my memory cards, but my travels aren’t exactly the Life News I intend to reveal, nor are they a legitimate excuse as to why I haven’t been blogging. In fact, you’d think more photos would equate to more blog posts. Which is indeed quite true, in Cindy!logic. But I digress.
Guess what, kids! I’m moving to San Francisco (!!!!!!). I know I mentioned a few months ago that I’d be moving to Austin, but a little over a week ago, the company transferred me to their main headquarters in Mountain View, CA, so it looks like I’m going to be an official California resident! So, basically, same company, different office. The whole move both excites and stresses me out, seeing as I’m leaving for Sanfran in less than 24 hours to pick out apartments and more importantly, get my shit together. Yeah. The past few days have been spent scouring Craigslist ads and broker sites, both with varied results.
In an ideal world, I’d have a place secured by my start date, which got pushed back to July 25th. But of course, that might be asking for a lot. We’ll see. Am I excited? Of freaking course, even if my excitement often gets eclipsed by OH SHIT WHAT DO I DO WITH MY SELF.
P.S. I’m a bit of a Bay Area noob, so if any of you Californians have suggestions, tips, recommendations (food, shopping, etc), whathaveyou — I’m all ears.