Today I am thankful for living in beautiful Southern California. Most people who come here to visit from across the country, don’t understand why people would choose to live here – the roads are filled with cars, the air with smog, the people are plastic. Well, today I was able to see the ocean, mountains, sunny sky, fog-covered strawberry crops, a quaint seaside town, experience warm and chilly weather, and have a decent meal out…all within a 60-mile radius of my house. If we drove in a different direction, we could have done a number of other incredibly cool things as well. I love living here, despite my complaints on days when Black Friday is not keeping people off of the 101, and for that I am grateful.
I'm 42, a remarried mom of an 8 year old girl and a toddler son, a teacher, and a writer. People tell me I tend to be brutally honest and ...tell it like it is, so I had hoped to use this outlet to keep me sane while I got used to my new life as a stay-at-home Mom back when I was home with my daughter....it worked. And it's been therapeutic through the end of a marriage and the emergence of me...View all of Joy's posts.