I recently moved to the East Bay in California. I arrived less than a week ago, with nothing more than a suitcase and a place to crash until I found an apartment of my own. The process has been disorienting and uncomfortable in many ways, but overall the experience of finally being here is exhilarating and exciting. There is so much beauty out here, and so much to explore. I wandered around the Berkeley rose garden, just as the roses were in bloom.