As we begin to plan I am very excited about getting back to some familiar things, and away from some of my less favourite things…but there are also a lot of things I never knew I needed that I now cannot imagine life without. Here are the things I will miss and those that I won’t miss from my Life in the Bay.
What does being locked in transition mean? – it’s the period that women spend as full-time mothers sometimes in one place, or for others around the world. In choosing ‘motherwork’ over anything else, they accept the gap in their professional development, many times underestimating the frustration of unlived potential and personal progress towards goals and dreams.
Have you ever had to camp outside an Apple store, waiting for the newest iPhone release? Do you have a tradition to stand in line on Black Friday? Well, we haven’t done any of that, but have you ever had to spend the night in a line outside an elementary school for school registration? We did (kind of).
The exhilaration of the warm sunshine, great company and 360-degree views of a place on most people’s bucket lists made me wonder why we don’t go there every Sunday! The reality is that every day can’t always be like that.
Does the novelty of a Bay Area relocation ever wear off? At what point does the feeling of being on vacation end? And what can you do to keep your Life in the Bay dream alive?
For those new to the Bay Area, or those looking to share a corner of their world here with family or friends living elsewhere, the following is a list of unique guidebooks that bring the bay to life on the page. These books are versatile, too: they serve as an introduction to newcomers, as a reference for temporary travelers, and as mementos for life-long residents.