As I had mentioned before we decided to move 3000 miles from Connecticut to California for better opportunities. Well as of this weekend we are here. I haven’t lived in California for 23 years and it’s a real system shock.
Everything is different and even my favorite restaurants i’ve missed the food isn’t the same.
I am getting use to everything again from the time change, to the weather, skin changes, etc.
The weather here is gorgeous compared to the east coast, but it’s super hot and I am seriously missing the green grass and trees of the East Coast. Plus I am having trouble remembering that every time I go outside I need sun tan lotion and sun glasses. Yes it is that bright outside.
In combination with the sun block and heat, different environment I now have acne issues again. It is driving me crazy, but I hope it’s just a summer thing and will pass.
There are a few things in California that I have learned to love and that I just don’t get at all.
I love that I am around my family again. Although sometimes it can be a lot of Drama, it’s great knowing I have a support system.
I love being so close to San Fransisco and getting to see the sights and some opportunities it brings. Plus where I live everything is newer and pretty.
There is a serious budget problem for schools here. little to no money and I just found out that our new school district dropped there bus program in 2007. So the money that was going to that would go towards education.
I guess I get that education is more important, but it makes it so inconvenient in so many ways.
It’s a pain for me, since we don’t have second car and my kids are young I don’t trust them walking on their own.
The bay area already has a traffic problem and big pollution problem. So instead of having say a couple hundred busses for kids in the district, they would rather have thousands of parents driving their kids to school.
Everything is so spread out. From where I live there is nothing in a reasonable walking distance. All fast food and stores are at least 5 or more miles. We have a Safeway closer but that stores is a bit pricey.
Overall I haven’t made my final decision on my true thoughts on California. It’s a bit to soon, I think. It’s got it’s pros and cons and only time will tell how it will work out.
Have you lived or been to California? What do you think?