It's hard to believe I've only lived here a week. I'm already feeling like a local biking around the city and I'm mixing and shaping dough without too much instruction. I spent my day off exploring the seacoast and this place is so beautiful in a way I've never experienced before. The air smells different, the ocean is a different kind of salty, and there's lots of wildlife I've just never seen before (there are supposed to be orca whales??). It still doesn't feel like home yet, and I can't help but occasionally miss how comfy I was in Vermont, but I think it will be good here. I know I wasn't drawn to this area without reason.