In my previous post, I laid out the “how to“ portion of my “moving to San Diego” series. The following will serve as the “why”.The previous post also included a sense of humility and an understanding that San Diego is not a one-size-fit-all city. This post will be having none of that.
If forced to describe the Good Badger in 3 words, the general consensus would undoubtedly arrive at: noble, nimble, and ninjitsu (click that). I bring this up simply to point out that “embellishing” is not one of those terms. I pride myself in being a fact-spewing truthbot. So, when I make a claim such as, “San Diego makes every other city in the Universe look like Detroit”, you know that it’s as good as encyclopedic.
Likely you’re already aware that San Diego has great weather, nice beaches, good looking people, etc. I’m not here to restate the obvious. Instead the below will serve as 3 (and a half) “outside the box” reasons
I write it because there are at least a dozen in my immediate circle who’ve wanted to make a transition out of their present situation but have fallen victim to the path of least resistance. I’ve also learned that for every problem I know of first hand, there are thousands who share the same troubles. If I can reroute the routine of at least one person hesitant to change, my time has been well spent.
But first, let me clarify a couple things:
I don’t write this post out of any sense of personal superiority. This isn’t about me. This is about situations. One situation is living life as a victim, constantly fearing what could possibly going wrong, and drowning in regret. The other situation is taking chances, allowing yourself the opportunity to fail, setting and striving for goals, and turning the less than ideal scenarios into learning situations. I’ve lived on both sides. I know first hand that the latter is superior.
Although I use San Diego as the subject of this post, I’m not trying to say that it’s objectively better either. I know plenty of people who would truthfully not enjoy it here (see: Gingers) (yes, that’s coming from a semi-ginger). I genuinely get bummed out if I go long periods without the sun, am exposed to temperatures below 20 F, or have to spend my weekends inside because a monsoon won’t let me play basketball. But, that’s just me.
Enough beating around the bush…I now present to you the Good Badger guide of
My afternoons of late have been spent inside of the hype machine (which needs no introduction). A few days ago, while in the machine, I fell upon a Lupe Fiasco mix which infected my brain for the better part of a week. This brain infection was so severe that I had no choice but to dedicate a few hours to wasting time making a non-sense video in its honor. Thanks to Squeegie Sounds for the mix.