Sometimes I wonder, why did I ever leave Washington? Was living near Seattle that bad? I can handle the cold and the rain, even though it is my favorite. I never wanted anyone to think I came back to California because I wanted to take the easy way out… but yes, it was a little bit easier. I am able to have my own car (and insurance) down here, but the most important fact was that I was able to afford school here. 20 dollars a unit compared to 80 dollars (well, it would have been over one hundred since I was not considered a resident yet), it was nonsense! I do miss the evergreen state, especially those I left behind. I need to be able to visit more often so I don’t always see it as a place I left behind.