I never expected to want to live in the second most populous city in the U.S... let alone be willing to. I'm not quite "a beach person" nor "a film buff"; I have little desire to appreciate In-N-Out; and I really, truly prefer walking to public transport-ing to driving. But, I've "found parts of myself in so many ways, in so many places, in so many people." I've explored and experienced more than I ever could've imagined (especially those 6.5 years ago when I started blogging). I'm full of memories, gratitude, and most of all, eagerness to meaningfully contribute to the world that's given me so much. So, when I was given the opportunity to do good work for an organization I wholeheartedly believe in, I accepted it. Even if it means I will soon relocate to the Los Angeles I've been conditioned to look down upon. (Way to go, New York.) Because, let's be serious, what kind of "open minded" "global citizen" would I be if I didn't refuse stereotypes for more engagement and social impact? "I felt fierce and humble and gathered up inside, like I was safe in this world too." Thus, adventures in yet another destination--one I intend to stay a while in, by the way. On y va !