I never really gave much thought to the importance of community until I moved to a new one. I was born and raised in the South Bay so when I moved to Pasadena two years ago I found myself feeling a little lost.
I no longer had my favorite coffee shop to visit, no familiar people at the super market to chat with and I hadn’t gotten to know my neighbors yet. It took a few months to get into the swing of things.
I actually hadn’t realized how attached I was to my old stomping grounds until I was no longer there. The transition was more difficult than I imagined, as are all things pertaining to change. But over time, I’ve grown to love my new community.