First Impressions Of San Diego

Feb 21, 17 by Jorian Goes

First Impressions Of San Diego

“Amazing weather, friendly people diverse in culture, and a plethora of things to do, San Diego is perfect for vacation or relocation.”

Can The Weather Be Any Better?

When you move to San Diego, the first thing you hear from people is how nice the weather is. Turns out, they’re not liars. It’s beautiful here. The palm trees are inviting. The sun kisses your cheek, but doesn’t beat you into a sweaty submission. The breeze knows it has one job: to gently remind you that you are alive; and it does it so well. A few nights ago I was video chatting with my grandparents who live in Costa Rica. Even they were jealous of the perpetually comfortable climate. Cliche or not, it’s one of my favorite things about living here. 12 Ways To Enjoy San Diego’s Perfect Weather from Thrillist give your a glimpse of just how amazing it is.

Of Course They’re Happier!

The people tend to be a bit “sunnier” too. Still human and mostly self-absorbed (thanks evolution), but also a tad bit sunnier. It’s one of the many reasons (30 Reasons To Move To San Diego) why San Diego is such a great spot. It has been a real gift to meet new people in the area. So many of them have hobbies and side gigs that keep them growing and moving. It’s exciting to be around! Though, I am surprised just how many natives I’ve met. In a bigger city, I thought I would have met more travelers like myself. At the same time, I’m not surprised. Why leave paradise? As long as they don’t pave it and put up a parking lot, there are a lot of benefits to living here.

I’ll Never Get Bored Here.

I love how many things there are to do here. Two and half weeks in and already I’ve gone line dancing, attended an improv class, went to a poetry slam, ate all sorts of great food, visited a few different churches, went hiking, and over paid for parking. (The last one is sadly inevitable.) And I’m just getting started. There are free yoga classes in the park, Toastmasters groups, pick-up volleyball games on the beach, writing groups, language groups, theater companies, and so much more. As a “Type 7 - The Enthusiast” according to the Enneagram Institute, I’m versatile, spontaneous, and love diversity, so I plan to soak up as much as I can get.

Bottom line, if you are looking for perfect weather; friendly, interesting people; and a plethora of things to do, then San Diego should be at the top of your list for potential relocation destinations. I’m loving the move so far and I’m stoked to see what’s more to come.