Whether you came here to fasten rivets on Boeing planes, laid roots when Nirvana thrashed about our stages or arrived on Bezos' dime, we want to know what brought you to Seattle and how it's changed you.

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Perhaps it’s the rain — more of an ethereal mist, really — that seeps through our Gore-Tex and makes its impression on our souls. At first it feels like hazing, but once accepted, it serves as something of soggy induction: If you can handle the darkness and the drizzle, you might just belong in the Great Northwest. 

Carved by glaciers, formed by the rush for gold and then, later, technology’s boom, Seattle has retained a unique character that washes off on those who settle it from afar.

Living here changes us. Maybe you developed a new appreciation for the mountains or the sea, or your political perspective shifted. Perhaps you grew out your beard and picked up some flannel to fit in.

Whether you came here to fasten rivets on Boeing planes, laid roots when Nirvana thrashed about our stages or arrived on Bezos’ dime, we want to know what brought you to Seattle and how it’s changed you.