I genuinely lived in rural ID before I started university in WA.
I was happy when I got accepted to a school in the middle of Seattle. I was especially happy to leave for university & go to the major city. My parents were worried, however they supported my choice to attend university in another location. I didn’t understand the public transportation at first when I started university. I was from a small town that had corn, potatoes, & no taxis or ubers. The only bus I had experience with was a school bus. I tried to take the bus one particular day for a job interview & I ended up in Tacoma. That was the last time I used the public transportation system. I took a cab or I rode my bike if I actually needed to go a long distance… All of that changed when cannabis was completely legalized in Seattle. It happened roughly 2 years after I started university! Everyone was easily happy about the legalization of cannabis & that definitely included me, but unfortunately, only a couple of cannabis dispensaries were legalized to sell recreational supplies. None of them were close to the locale where my friends & I went to university, so we actually had to take a drive every time we wanted recreational cannabis products. None of us had a car & an Uber cost $45 the first time. After that, I absolutely had to learn how to use the public transportation in Seattle. Now I feel pretty much like a pro after only 5 years in town.. I could give pretty much anybody directions to any locale around the area using the bus.