Three days after turning 18, I moved to Seattle with my boyfriend to try to be happy. We didn’t have a place to live, our relationship quickly deteriorated and I had to move back home. Two months later I came back to Seattle, became a dishwasher, and took Art and Anarchy at SCCC. Through class, and Cal Anderson, I made friends. They took me into their homes and became a surrogate family. Almost one year has past, and I now split an overpriced studio and have upgraded to barista. Life hasn’t turned out as planned, but I’m happier now.
— Eric