Wednesday, February 3, 2010

3 weeks later

Looking for a place to raise my children that is liberal, progressive, relatively sunny and warm, values learning (but not test scores), values the importance of play (not the importance of being the "best" player).

Today I am feeling DONE with the Bay Area and all the money and the competitiveness and the kids already in the rat race.

I want a nice back yard and a cul de saq where the kids can run around.

I want my husband to have a job where he doesn't have to work 24-7.

I want to live in a place where no one even knows what the hottest "it" bag is.

Lately I've just been feeling like all I want is to exhale.


JuJu said...

Girl, come to the South. You can have all those things. Life moves a lot slower here.
Hang in there!

SPT said...

ju - what about the liberal/progressive part? any chance of that in the south?

JuJu said...

Well, there are blocks of progressives, but mainly more conservative. That is one thing that is difficult for me. BUT, I have seen it start to change in the 20 years I've been here.
I also highly recommend the midwest. I grew up in Missouri, and loved it. St. Louis is a great city.
But, the South is really home now. A bigger city, say something like Charlotte might be a good fit? Or, a really cool spot is Asheville, NC.
I love me some Charleston. Come take a look around! I'll give you the tour.

Laurel said...

Move back to SF! At least A's commute would be shorter. Sure, there's lots of $$ here, but we're a bit insulated from the rat race w/ Q in public school. No huge yards or cul de sacs, but tons of fabulous parks, libraries, and museums. Oh, yeah, and S's long lost twin lives here! :-) And, of course, I have ONLY your best interests in mind here. Nothing to do w/ the fact that I'd love to have you closer to me!

Robin said...

Oh, I'm with you...I'm in San Diego. It's nowhere near as bad as San Fran, I don't think. I'd have to agree with JuJu - go south. I'm from Florida and I miss it dearly. CA is so ridiculously expensive. Ugh.

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