I made my husband quit his job. Then I quit mine. I pulled my teenage children out of school despite their tears. I told them you can cry till New Jersey and then we are on vacation!
Even though I had never been to California I had a love affair with that state since I was a little girl, and so I had to follow my dream.
We packed up and drove a Ford LTD across the country and when we crossed the border I jumped into my husband’s lap and yelled “We’re here! We’re here!”
Our thirty years in California was the best decision I ever made.