My pastor asked me how long I’d lived in Seattle yesterday.
I did the math and realized it’s been TWO YEARS.
I guess that makes me a bonafide local.
Even though most days I hate living here, I wanted to celebrate this milestone.
If not celebrate, at least recognize.
I don’t think I’ll live here forever. But I love my church and the company I work for – I would be loath to leave them.
To mark this occasion, here are some things I’ve learned since moving here:
- The Light Rail only goes so far. When in doubt, take a bus.
- MAKE SURE YOU CHECK THE WEEKEND BUS SCHEDULE, or you could be stranded in University District without a ride to your friend’s wedding in Sand Point.
- Never go to Pike Place Market after 12:00 PM. NEVER GO THERE.
- Mainline Protestantism is a thing.
- I have stronger beliefs about LGBTQ rights and communion than I realized.
- You can never have too many books.
- Just kidding if you live in a studio.
- Rich people have bedrooms. If you want a bedroom so bad, find a roommate.
- Summit Street Starbucks on Capitol Hill has the best staff.
- Not all theatre is worth your time.