I am at the airport in Newark, New Jersey. I am flying out to Toronto to get onboarded to my new job! I moved to Silicon Valley almost three months ago. I wanted to take some time to jot down my early impressions of SF and the Bay Area broadly. I have been reading about SF’s local politics and tech scence for quite some time now. But, living in SF made me realize how much better and worse it really is in different ways. The local issues are much worse than I thought and everything that makes the Bay Area so special is much better and more visible than I hoped.