After 4 months, and 5 days I am heading back to NY/NJ for a 15 day visit. I am looking forward to getting rid of my New York apartment, and being a real resident of Los Angeles. 

At 30, I have finally taken everything I have and did what I have always wanted to do. I moved cross country. A move, if you have been reading this blog, you know I have wanted to do this since I could talk. This move has been something I have been dreading and hoping for my entire life.  Finally after years of guilt to stay in the Northeast from my mom, I have decided there is no holding me back anymore. I cannot and will not live my dream because of my mom. That being said, I have never been happier. I really know this move was the best thing I could have done. I, of course, would have loved to come sooner, but I do think things happen for a reason. I am a point in my life where I was finally able to make with move since I am on unemployment I have a very small income, but money nonetheless.

My mom has always quilted me to stay close to home. I have done my best to make her happy. A very wise man once told me if I came out to LA for college which was my plan, I would most likely have returned to NJ at some point. Now, moving out to LA at 30, there is little to no chance you will ever return. I am sure my mom never looked at it this way. All she could see is what she wanted, and that was for her only child to stay home. I agree with this wise man, and know in my heart I will never live I the Northeast again.

I have about 3 more hours in this nearly 5 hour flight. I am shocked the flight is not delayed or in fact canceled. There was a bad snow storm last night with over a foot of snow according to everyone I know, really how accurate is that? Regardless it sounds like the worse storm since I was a junior in high school. We were off from school for nearly a week. You could not get out of the house literally. I will never forget that storm. I find it hard to believe the storm of ’09 will hold a candle to the storm of ’96. I can’t believe it, but that storm was 14 years ago! That shows how often it snows badly in the NJ/NY area. Everyone was making it seem like the world was coming to an end, SNOW, and so early in the season. It’s technically not even winter yet.  If I was not happy, and thankful I made the move before, I am certainly am now. I thought I would never have to deal with the snow and sleet again. I thought, or hoped for a warmer December, and let the colder, bone chilling temps hit when I am happily back in the 70 temps of LA. Sadly this is not the case, and NJ has already seen very low temps. I better get used to the cold temps fast or this is going to be a long, dreadful 15 days.  

I am looking forward to seeing my mom, and Whitney who are picking me up from the airport. I am super excited to see my friends both Jens, the little girls, finally meeting little Brendon, my friends from the years.  I am looking forward to a happy fun, home coming. I can’t wait to get off this plane, and starting my NY get away. I am going to take every moment in since I am going to do my best never return to NJ again during the holiday season. It’s way too cold and stressful for this California girl.