I moved to Oakland and San Francisco in September of 2016 to work for @slackhq. Leaving Santa Barbara at the time was one of the hardest things I've ever done. It's not that the Bay is a bad place, but it feels bad. And while many things about it are truly and utterly beautiful, everything that comes with it–the wealth disparity, the homeless left to die on the streets, the super rich not doing shit to help–it was too much. I moved back to Santa Barbara in June of 2019, still working for Slack, and very grateful.