I met Ed over social media, and within a few weeks my associate and I were calling or Facetiming each other every night. They call this sort of thing a “whirlwind romance” and in our case it led to moving in together undoubtedly quickly. Too quickly, it turns out! Ed seemed good over long distance, however living with him was a disaster… Because of me being an idiot, I had moved to the states to be with Ed, leaving my previous life half a country away… When my associate and I broke up, I made the decision to stay there, because I had grown to prefer it in a undoubtedly short phase of time, and it is not a small town, however it has that small-town feel I adore. It also bears mentioning that I had landed an excellent job at a neighborhood cannabis store, and I felt I might actually have a career here. Where I used to live the economy was in shambles and wonderful jobs were taxing to come by, however the neighborhood was prosperous… Also it bears mentioning that there are an ridiculous number of museums, galleries, parks, trails, and historical sites in the neighborhood area. I don’t have a family, however one day I will, and the neighborhood seems like an amazing place to raise kids. I know I do owe Ed a debt of gratitude, because without him I never would have discovered the city, or found such a good job in the cannabis industry. Within a year I will be a store manager, and one day maybe I will own my own cannabis dispensary there.