Living in California means a lot of adjustments, and I think the biggest one is the weather. They say “How’s the weather?” and I have to say “very strange”. It’s nothing at all like where I grew up at. There is no snow here – only rain (or hail if you live in LA)…oh yeah, there’s snow up in the mountains, but that takes effort. There are a TON of things to experience here, and I’ve just barely scratched the scratch on the surface (yes, it’s that big). I’ve known some people who have made a life for themselves around here, and most say it’s well worth the experience. If you’re not ready for the increase in a lot of costs, then it may not be for you….but if you are thirsting for some real adventure, can’t get enough of the sea air, and love all kinds of diverse places to see, then yes…..this is where you want to be.
I’ve been here for 9 months now, and although it seems in some ways we’ve made NO headway, in some ways we really have. I mean….we’re not out on the street or anything, and we’ve actually been do Disneyland a few times (thank goodness for family that works in the happiest place on earth), and watched the waves crash on the shore a few times as well. I do like it here, and want to make it work, but if not, then there are always other places to see.