From Pa to CaOnce you come to the bay area, you may never want to leave.
When I was younger, I used to joke that California was the "land of fruits and nuts." Pretty arrogant for someone who had never even visited. So when I came out here in 1999 for a conference, it was a complete shock to my system.
It's hard to describe the feeling that comes over you when you find someplace that really makes sense to you. Some place where you really belong. I had always had this knot of anger in me, but I never associated it with where I lived. But coming out here, that knot is slowly being replaced by a calmness. It could be age. But I think it's the environment.