The past 3 weeks flew by. I spent all my free time packing, coordinating a car transport, and wrapping things up in California. It’s been less than 48 hours since I’ve been back in Maryland, and almost everything has come together. I was able to ship back most of my stuff either in my car or in my check in luggages.
As always, there’s a little anxiety getting on a plane, but I was able to get through it. I had a layover in Denver, which always helps break up the long flight. I can tell you that wearing a mask for over 12 hours wasn’t comfortable, but I didn’t feel as much tension around me… which was interesting.
I can’t put my finger on it, but the energy in the Bay Area is strange… and it seems to affect everyone. Maybe it’s because everyone’s cooped up with cabin fever. I was only there for a short time, and I felt it myself.
This is the picture of my room in Daly City. I think a lot of other people are feeling the same way—trapped inside, claustrophobic, anxious. People here already work a lot, and it just feels like a huge weight of expensive living cost and high taxes, without the perks of being in California. Everything there seems heightened.
So the good news is that all of that is in the past now… and I can focus on the future. That being said, moving was expensive… and I’m probably not going to relocate again for a very long time. I think a lot of people want to go on vacation and get out of the house, but I’m perfectly fine just chilling for a little.
All of my stuff is back, and I’ve set up PC downstairs in the basement. I’ve even set up my VR, which is kind of cool to have more space to move around.
I was also able to get my car back unscathed as well. Our next project is to organize the garage and make it easier to park both our cars. It’s a pretty tight fit right now, but I think we can make a little more room.
So now that I’m back, I can reset my personal life and reclaim my time. While I was in Maryland for the majority of last year, I think that a part of me was always pre-occupied by California because I knew I was locked into a lease and most of my stuff was there.
It’s good to be back, and I look forward to catching up with y’all soon.