Talia nothing could ever bar you from growing, exploring, or taking risks! Not a person, nor a circumstance. In fact most of the growth I have experienced came from the risks I’ve taken to live my dream. Similar to the risk you took posting your original post.
Yes, You’ve read that right! I’m living my dream and trust me I worked like hell to get here! Whether things should be easier or not…¯\_(ツ)_/¯. To me life is what you make it!
Btw, in between jobs you could always drive for Uber or Lyft! ;^) The market is hot in SF!