felt like speaking german right there. it means 3 YEARS WITH CALIFORNIA!
amazing, really. i still get asked about how long i've been in california, so i definitely keep track...but, it feels like forever and i almost forget anniversaries. (thanks for reminding me this morning, bdizzle!) i catch myself talking about minnesota a lot...i think it's a midwestern thing - the roots are deep...and anyone who meets me somehow finds out i grew up there...but california is home.
i've grown a ton in the past three years...as anyone should do from 26 - 29...but i think my growth was accelerated a bit. knowing only one person and my coworkers was rough...however, after just three years i was able to invite 90 people to a party at the new apartment (with dizzle's help). 90. that's insane, in my book. and people are really what i'm all about, so the more i know, the better.
i've become a stronger person. i certainly have my insecurities, but overall, i know who i am and am pretty dang comfortable with it. i can do a lot of things and try a lot of things i may not have a few years ago. (maturity? weird) though i may have ~90 people to invite to a party, i've gotten MUCH better about knowing which friendships are worth investing time in. and i can let go of some. that sounds harsh, but i think it's one of the biggest lessons i've learned in the past year.
anyway, i'm kinda rambling. it's been a good three years. i love this life. i love my MN friends & family. frequent flier miles, cell phones and email are still my favorite things. and living near the ocean is freaking amazing.
http://hegman.com/weblog/?p=663 – 2 year
http://hegman.com/weblog/?p=306 – 1 year
http://hegman.com/weblog/?p=152 – 6 month
August 29, 2004
Wow! I’m in Cali. This is overwhelmingly weird. I’m majorly bummin’, but really excited to see what comes at me. So far, I have found people as friendly as in Minnesota. I’ve tested several strangers by talking to them, and they responded nicely. A relief.