I'm a native San Francisican born in 1947. I've always lived in the Bay Area. My husband unfortunately passed away earlier this year. I love living here but had to make a life decision to move closer to my son & his family. Not a decision that came easy to me. I have the the perfect life here with the most wonderful neighbors & friends. I have a true sense of community, everyone here has been supportive and understanding that me & my 2 dogs are going to build our new nest in NC. Turning the page on our new adventure, starting on page one.
That being said, I took advantage of Small Business Saturday in downtown Pleasanton. Wonderful merchants taking the time to visit with me while I shopped in their stores. I believe shopping downtown allows me to support the downtown merchant association. While talking with one merchant, she asked me how I felt about leaving CA. Not easy for a native by any means, but here's the reason. While talking with her a customer chimed in our conversation. She said "Oh NC, why would anyone ever move THERE?" Her attitude is precisely why I don't want to be here anymore! What happened to her? What makes her think she's any better than all the wonderful people I've met while visiting NC? While buying my new home 2 neighbors stopped & introduced themselves, one of which invited me into her home.
What happened to Califorians? Are you so self absorbed that you think you're better than anyone else? I think I made the perfect decision not to live with people with such bad attitudes! I'm looking forward to being in a state that is welcoming.