Welcome to the Evergreen state, a place where I spent many years of my life, and home to the Seahawks and Sounders.
Although I've lived in both Eastern and Western Washington, I will always consider Seattle my home.
Living in downtown during the time that I went to school were some of the best and some of the most stressful years of my life, but looking back, all I can seem to remember are the good times.
The views were incredible, and I loved being able to just walk everywhere.
Pikes Place, the Space Needle, China Town, the Pier...those were some of my favorite spots to hang out in.
Nothing like chowing down on some fresh fish 'n' chips right on the water.
This was also the place where Wayland and I officially met for the first time, so it will always have a special place in my heart.
There is literally a coffee shop on every corner in downtown, and for all of you Starbucks lovers, did you know that the first ever Starbucks still exists in Pike's Place market? They even have the original logo.
There were many interesting/scary sights to see from the homeless people and the crackheads. Most of them seem to love hanging out on 3rd Ave, so stay away at night, because well...that's where sh*t most likely goes down.
Once you've lived in downtown for a while, it becomes quite easy to spot who's a local and who's a tourist, and it's usually the poor tourists who get targeted by crazy people and scammers because they stand out.
To this day, I will never forget waiting for the bus, minding my own business, and all of a sudden a cracked out homeless person got inches from my face yelling at me calling me a slut, and a bunch of other profanities...
Although it was a bit scary, but at the same time, it took everything to keep from busting out laughing in her face.
There was also the homeless lady who kept taking her shits in the exact same corner outside of a little convenience store in broad daylight
All of this was before I started my journey with YouTube, so the biggest regrets I have are not documenting my daily life.
Good times indeed.