After a life-changing, mind altering three years in San Francisco, our little family is moving back home to Australia. I’ll miss the foggy city that celebrates individualism and creativity. And I feel so lucky to have been part of the exciting tech community. When you live in San Francisco, you can’t help but be swept away by the entrepreneurial spirit of people following their passions and building companies they believe in.
I’ll miss the delicious Californian organic produce, Cowgirl Creamery cheeses and Anchor Steam beer. Oh and of course, the Mexican food! I took so many trips down to the Mission district, to eat tacos and pick up cheap fabric at the Mission Fabric Store. Here’s a tip – if you ever come to Australia, DON’T try the Mexican food! We do great ethnic food here, like Thai, Vietnamese, Lebanese, Indian, but we’re not quite there yet with Mexican food. Perhaps Australia is a bit too far away from Mexico…
What I’ll miss the most of course, are the amazing friends I made in San Francisco. The city is a melting pot of cultures, with lots of great minds flocking there to work in the tech industry. Dave and I are sure we made life-long friends in San Francisco, and we’ll forever treasure the fun times we had with our fellow expat friends.
Of course, San Francisco is where our little baby Umi was born. For this reason, I’ve left a little bit of my heart in San Francisco. 🙂
As we transition our lives to Australia and set up a new home, I’ll also be taking a bit of a break from blogging. (It also doesn’t help that I’m yet to purchase an Australian sewing machine!) Sew in Love will be back, however, better than ever. I’ve caught a bit of the Silicon Valley bug and now have big plans for the blog, so I hope you can check back in in a few weeks to be part of Sew in Love’s new adventures.