Well, I gotta admit, I learned a couple things on my trip up to Ukiah High School. One of those lessons was, Ukiah is not right outside of San Francisco, haha. I literally thought to myself, "Oh, it's not that bad of a drive, it looks like it's right above San Fran." WRONG! Man! I got up at 3:45am and left by 4am to drive up to Ukiah to give my presentation and learned really quick, it's not a quick drive and it's a drive that feels like it takes forever. However, the drive was beyond worth it, the students and staff for this presentation were so awesome.
The closer I got to Ukiah the more I realized this was a very mountainous region of the state, basically I was getting into heavy country/mountain area. It was actually pretty close to two of my friends, i'm bummed I didn't know this soon, I would have invited them! It was nice to be able to present in California, it's not something I can do often, believe it or not.
The presentation went extremely smooth and the students responded extremely well, they had lots of questions on social media as well as comments for me, I literally can't thank those kids enough for giving me their ears to hear my story. I spent a fair bit of time afterward taking pics and talking to kids, it's my favorite thing to do! Once the speech and time with kids concluded, I hoped back into my car and drove another 5.5hrs to get home to my lady who was leaving the following morning for her vacation in Mexico!
Thank you Jessica and everyone at Ukiah High School!