I am still feeling a bit sad about leaving New York. When I was a kid I had a teacher who told us when we were feeling sad about something new or were faced with a choice to make a list of the pros & cons. When we were done she had us compare which list had more items. I do this sometimes as an adult to help me make a choice and to late make me feel confident about said choice. So here’s the list for our move to California.
Reasons to Stay in New York
We have family here
It was my childhood dream to live here
You don’t have to drive
Reasons to Move to California
The warm weather (Freckles and Amelia wouldn’t be stuck inside for half the year)
The cost of living is way cheaper
The cost to open a business is way cheaper
They have good public schools so we wouldn’t have to send Amelia to private school
All of our friends live there
If we miss the snow we could drive to the mountains
They have beaches for dogs (this is Amelia’s favorite reason)
So many people fly from LA to NY that there are tons of cheap flights everyday so we can go back and visit family
Amelia would grow up with my high school, summer camp, and college friend’s children
So when I look at the lists there are way more reasons to move to California. I think I need to print this out and put it on my wall so whenever I feel nervous about the move I am reminded of why we decided to move.