Every Monday morning, I send out a newsletter to my friends and family. It's a nice way for me to keep in touch with everyone and collect all of my favorite photos and stories from my adventures and explorations in Austin, TX. 

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Why did I move to austin?

Have you ever visited a city and just felt like you belonged there? The "shop local" culture, the booming food and coffee industry, the live music every night of the week, the bats... it's a big city in a small town, a blue dot in a red state, and I am delighted to be here.

In Orange County, I was at a standstill. I had recently left a difficult graphic design job. Because I was unemployed, I had to move back home with my parents. I had enough freelance work to keep me busy, but I just wasn't happy with where I was at.

It felt like something needed to change.

One of my high school friends who lives in Austin told me she could arrange a place for me to stay if I wanted to try it out for a bit. 

I responded with, "Sure, why not?" 

So I drove out a few weeks later with a car packed with only my necessary belongings and an attitude of absolutely nothing left to lose.