My Life In The Bay
It had been several months since I got into a relationship with my beautiful girlfriend at the time. Gretchen was truly gorgeous in a lot of ways. I was in love with her. I didn’t really mean for it to happen, but it just fell into place before we even realized it. The first time I had met her I was leaving Starlight Lounge after performing. I stepped outside the door and there she was. The first thing she said to me was “You’re hot!” so you can imagine the attraction for both of us from the beginning. At first everything was wonderful and the passionate playtime in the bedroom was amazing. We really had a lot of fun for sure.
After a while we started to argue back and forth a little more often than I’d have liked. I am not into confrontational relationships. It’s not to say that I had nothing to do with it, but I value communication and respect. Things were getting rocky to say the least and I wanted a break. Around this time my friend Joe invited me to come to the bay and learn code with him. We both have creative vision and want to build a mobile app. I decided to take up the offer. Joe is an expert and I knew I could learn a lot from him. He is certainly one of the most inspiring people I know. At this time Gretchen and I were still together trying to work things out.
I finally said my goodbyes and left to go work in the bay. I transferred my job at comcast to my new location in Oakland. Once I arrived to the bay I missed my exit to get off the freeway and had to travel all the way across the bridge and go around and try again. You will not believe that once I got to my exit the second time I accidently missed AGAIN… WTF!!! I was so mad. I was yelling and screaming and cursing. It was not pretty. At this point I hated all the freeways out here. I just wanted to get off the road after driving for over an hour. Fortunately this was the worst of all my experiences in the bay. I finally figured out how to get to my new apartment with Joe and Raquel. Everything felt better instantly as I was full of excitement and energy. I wanted to start working right away.
I couldn’t believe my new life out here. The apartment was first-class and the people were divine. This was precisely what I needed. A fresh start in a warm and welcoming environment. Everyone out here seemed to be so creative and talented. I was surrounded by brilliance. I have never been so compelled to learn. I wanted to make things happen out here. I still have that vision. I spent hours learning code with Joe. I was blessed to meet so many extraordinary people. Right away I met a beautiful girl named Yasim who quickly became one of my best friends. We would model in San Francisco often and go on hikes. I also became friends with founders and co-founders of tech companies. My friend Shan is actually the one who told me that you can use medium to write articles.
I studied in San Francisco at the Famous headquarters. This company is worth around 35 million dollars. The office was almost an entire floor. There were several spiral staircases that led down to even more offices. This place was packed with food and drinks. I couldn’t believe that everything was free. The beer, energy drinks, snacks and practically anything you could want was at our grasp. Sometimes I got a little carried away with the drinks. I was getting used to partying too much and not staying focused. I had to take a step back. So I took a timeout. I truly reflected on my life and everything I was doing.
I thought I really wanted to do this with my life. In the midst of my pursuits I started to realize that if I chose to be a software engineer, it would take up all of my time and leave little room for my music. I tried to tough it out and push past that, but the thought of me sacrificing my music career for code began to torment me. I didn’t want to let my friend down. I promised him that I would help him with his app.