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Monday, June 7, 2010

Wishing I could stay a California girl.

About two years ago, my family and I moved from our little town in Ohio to Paradise.  A midwest girl all my life, I had never been anywhere other than Ohio, Wisconsin, and of course Florida (for vacation).  Then my DH was offered a job training in California.  We would move across the country for two years, my DH would train someone at his job, then we would move back.  At the time, CA seemed worlds away.  But in this day and age with computers, cell phones, text messaging, email......I was never really that far away.  You see, much of my family is in Ohio.  I had never lived very far away from them EVER.  The thought of moving that far away made me very nervous.  After much thought, we decided to do it.  So we moved our family of 5 across the country to Monterey, CA. A.K.A. Paradise. 

It took some getting used to at first.  There are really no seasons to speak of.  It's pretty much between 50-70 degrees year 'round.  The people's lifestyles are different.  They actually EXERCISE VOLUNTARILY.  I know, crazy huh?  Everyone in Monterey walks everywhere.  They eat things I had never tried before (artichokes and avacados).  It took me about a year and a half to get the hang of this livin' in California thing.  It helped that the ocean was less then a mile away.  Every morning I drove along it to take my kids to school.  Their school had the most beautiful view of the ocean.  Even our front bay window had a pretty modest view. 

But now our two years are up and it's time to go back.  Our little family of 5 that moved out here will be a family of 6 moving back.  My youngest daughter was born here.  I guess all good things must come to an end right?  I will sorely miss California and all the friends I've made.  We leave in 7 days...

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