The only place I have ever considered home is Sonoma County, Santa Rosa California. I consider myself to be HELLA Californian. I love San Francisco, Bodega Bay, Howarth Park, Mexican Food Trucks, Drives through Napa and Sonoma, The Tides Wharf…. I could go on and on about ALL the things I HELLA love about The Wine Country and California!
I have always thought I would maybe leave California when I retired MAYBE …. But you’ve heard that saying “Life Happens” Well life has happened and by the time you read this I will be a resident of North Carolina…. Yes, you read that right. Life happened in a GOOD way. Even though leaving Santa Rosa was bitter sweet it was indeed the right choice for my family.
Saying our “See you laters” (I do not do goodbyes) has been tough. It is always hard to do. I have done the ugly cry, lump in your throat cry, the laughing cry because you just cannot understand how you can have anymore tears or you cannot understand why you all are still crying. One of my toughest see you laters was with a young lady I met when she was 11 or 12 and she was a cheerleader in a youth league I coached for and she now coaches my daughter in All Star Cheer. When I told her, I was moving she immediately started crying I mean a REAL dang cry and I was thinking “Dang is she going to miss my child not being on her team that much” and then she started to tell me how much I meant to her. That is when I completely lost it. I had tears and snot running all down my face. I have watched many young folks here in Santa Rosa grow up and become awesome young adults and I am so grateful for this. I am grateful for every family member, every friend, coworkers, church groups, PTA parents, teachers, and my Wine Country Blog writing tribe that I have walked along side with here in Santa Rosa. You have all made my life better.
I am grateful for social media and will be in touch. I will be visiting because this is HOME! I look forward to sharing my new adventures with y’all!