Writing from San Francisco

The city of San Francisco is one of the most amazing cities in the world, and although it is not the place where I was born, it is the place that I call home. I moved here from Tucson, a city where a one bedroom house with a yard can be rented in a relatively nice neighborhood for under $500 per month. Here, I pay three times that for the same amount of space without the yard. Sure, there’s a higher wage pay here to make up for the difference … except that I’m a freelance writer which means that I can work from anywhere … and yet I make the same amount of income no matter where I work from.

The funny thing is that I make more money living in San Francisco than I ever did living in Tucson. The reason for that is simple; San Francisco is the place which holds my heart. It is the place which inspires me. It is the place where all of my creativity comes to a peak and merges in to a productivity which is unparalleled for me anywhere else in the world. I can work here, in an artistic field, because I am alive here in a way that I just don’t quite feel anywhere else. And for that reason, I am starting a blog about life in San Francisco, to share the joys of the city, its moments of inspirations and its places for escape with those people who don’t have the luxury of experiencing it first hand every day.

2 Comments so far

  1. Victoria E (unregistered) on September 9th, 2006 @ 2:49 pm

    I couldn’t agree with you more Kathryn. I just moved to SF from CT, though I was originally born in Indiana. I am a freelance writer as well and have been doing much better since coming here.

  2. joann Landers (unregistered) on September 9th, 2006 @ 3:57 pm

    The presence of Jack Kerouac. Kathryn, have you read Kerouac?

    Though he too was not born here, this is where all of his creativity came to a peak. Kerouac’s connection to “the City” lives on. I imagine him looking over the shoulders of the new to San Francisco authors.

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