I moved from Central New York to Seattle last year (but I grew up in Northern California and graduated from high school in North Carolina). Though I had a good life (friends, community, and job) in Syracuse, I really wasn't happy and was ready for a change. A big change. I feel like I made a great decision for myself, and this leap of faith has already been incredibly positive. Washington is a beautiful state and I am truly enjoying my new job (related to what I did before in its aspect of social justice, but working with a different population, and in a very different setting). I love living closer to my family. I am always up for an adventure (moving across the country would have been significantly more difficult if that weren't truthful), and I have a passion for enjoying each day.