Monday, September 07, 2020
Although it is quite sweltering here in California at this moment and the skies are hazy from our fires, I thought I would fill you in on what I will be doing within a year time. I have made a difficult but not so difficult (if that makes any sense,) decision that will drastically change my life. I will be moving to Austin, TX and leave my beloved Marin County behind.
This has not been an easy choice I have made, but I think an important one. I have chosen to move near my daughter and her family; I want my grandson to really know his “MIMI.” I have gone back and forth so many times about this move; now that my mom is deceased there is really nothing to hold me here except for my love of California and my hometown of Marin. But the thought of being able to do all the things a grandmother does with their grandchildren, and allowing Lev and my relationship form into a solid love between the both of us is important to me. I need to be close to my daughter and her family. Yes, I need family.
I will be honest; this move will be totally out of my comfort zone. And to get to the other side, I need to walk through it.
I am now working with a realtor looking at real estate to buy in Austin. I am totally dumbfounded with the prices for homes there in comparison to here. Actually there really isn’t any comparison when it comes to California’s cost of living. The cost to live here keeps on rising with no sight of ever lowering. My state will eventually price me out if I decide to stay here; so the move to Austin is a good thing for me.
“Change is good” is my new mantra. I wasn’t planning to move at this point in my life but then again, there are things that I cannot control. I will keep you posted; I only hope I can find my nitch and fall in love with it’s eclectic lifestyle in Austin…