Why I love Seattle

So a few days ago, I wrote about some of the things I miss about Malta. Today, I will write about some of the things I love about Seattle. Please don’t think that these are the ONLY reasons I love Seattle. Goodness, in all honesty, there’s too many to list…this is just a handful of the reasons I love Seattle RIGHT NOW.

I mean seriously, if you have ever been to Seattle during the summer, I am sure these will not come as a surprise to you. If you have only been to Seattle in the winter? Well, this may come as a surprise…

  • The Mountains, water and trees. Many of us in the Emerald City take all of these for granted. Trust me, once you live in an urban jungle like San Francisco, or an “brown” island like Malta, these things are very much appreciated.
  • My FRIENDS! Gosh. I cannot tell you how wonderful it has been to spend time with my friends. I haven’t been in Seattle for this long since I graduated from Grad School…the first time. Since then, I have had friends move back to Seattle, friends get married, have babies…the whole gamut. There’s always a friend down to kick it – or KICK IT (Sam…) – go bowling, swimming, hiking, whatever.
  • My FAMILY! Living at home isn’t always the easiest, but I really can’t complain. I have an awesome family. From my cousins with the chickens in the backyard, to my parents, I may have the greatest family…ever.
  • You can be who you want to be. Seattle is welcoming to all people. Shape, color, sexual orientation doesn’t make a damn bit of difference here. I mean, really, just look at Macklemore‘s Same Love. It’s awesome because of the message but also because, well, he is from Seattle. And, Seattle is awesome.
  • The people in general. Most people in Seattle are very welcoming, friendly, and chill. Until you move to Seattle, then you become a victim of the Seattle Freeze. I will write more about that later. Ha.
  • There’s ALWAYS something to do. Sam Remix, the Market, sporting events… there’s always something to do.
  • The fact that it’s a bit hipster…but not overly hipster – like Portland.

I really can’t explain what it is. Seattle is a special place. With that being said, though, I don’t know if I can see myself living here forever. I think in my mind, it’s a good place to visit – for an extended period of time. The winter’s aren’t the easiest to deal with, I swear sometimes the people here start to grow moss on their bones between October and May. But, again, that’s just one of the reasons that the people that live here are special.

“Switters was actually quite fond of Seattle’s weather, and not merely because of it’s ambivalence. He liked it’s subtle, muted qualities and the landscape that those qualities encouraged if not engendered: vistas that seemed to have been sketched with a sumi brush dipped in quicksilver and green tea. It was fresh, it was clean, it was gently primal, and mystically suggestive.”  – Tom Robbins, Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climates

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