From the Creative Class Chic of San Francisco to Rust Belt Chic Cleveland. Bank on the new “West” being the infill of the Rust Belt, and the journey to self-development the new aspirational geography. Integrity > Cupcakes. From the blog Homecoming Queen:
So what can Cleveland give me that San Francisco did not? Space. The real space of Cleveland — more living space, parking space, accessible wandering space — has seemed to open up more inner space in me. Here I feel like I have the emotional and spiritual room to think, to process, to contemplate ideas, to imagine possibilities, to ask questions, and to hear answers from my heart. In San Francisco I frequently felt stuck on a social carousel and struggled to keep up the pace — not because it wasn’t fun, but because I felt that so much fun came at the expense of my individual creativity, spirituality, and balance. Here I don’t need to compete against the world to get a piece of myself.