As most of you know, a few months ago my husband’s company was acquired. The new company moved us from Colorado to the San Francisco Bay Area. The deal was certain on a Monday night, and our house was on the market and all of our stuff was moved to the Bay Area by Friday. If you have to move, this part of California is certainly not a bad place to be, so that is the plus side. We have a great house in a beautiful location, and I really like it…. But I’ve still been missing Colorado.
I’ve been feeling so conflicted. I think I’ve resisted embracing California because I don’t want it to seem like a rejection of Colorado. I know… I know… That sounds ridiculous. I think I’ve also been trying to avoid creating any deep friendships, because that seems like it will tie us to the Bay Area. I decided on Thursday night that I need to get over those feelings and start to make some roots here. In the end, I know we’ll be the happiest that way.
As part of an effort to find things to love here, we went to some new places and had a really nice day 🙂 The boys woke up early and went to the beach in San Francisco to watch the lunar eclipse. They said that the moon looked really beautiful over the ocean, and they were able to look through a telescope and see a few planets too. (And, hey! That goes with my recent astronomy obsession, lol.)
This afternoon we went for a hike in the redwoods. I have to admit, there is something really beautiful about big trees. I am such a tree-hugger, and trees make me happy. This particular trail was nestled in an area that looked very middle-earth-y, so that made me think of talking trees. 😉
After our crisp, cool hike, we came home and made homemade hot chocolate with my favorite recipe. I’ll attach my pin to the recipe below. It was awesome (this recipe is fail-proof!), and a perfect end to the day. I am feeling more hopeful that California will hold a special place in our hearts, even if I still intend on moving back to Colorado in a few years. 😉