Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Differences

Well, now that we have been here for a little bit of time, I wanted to make a list of the biggest differences between life in Utah and life here in Southern California (remember we have not been here that long, these are mostly observations):
-I've never seen so many luxury cars. They are everywhere. And most of the other cars look nice/clean. I guess that's what happens when there isn't salt on the road for 6+months of the year.
-The weather here is weird. Much too warm, I still can't believe it's January here. But I'm not going to lie, I love wearing flip flops. I definitely like hearing that it snowed in Utah while I have my ceiling fan on and windows open.
-I feel like an individual here. There are so many different kinds of people and nothing to conform to, it's actually very liberating.
-Not having laundry in our apartment is a pain, and expensive. It is a necessity, so hopefully I will get used to it and have a good system.
-It's not so humid that I can't straighten my hair, but my skin is softer and the girls eczema is pretty much non-existent.
-I love the beach, but miss the mountains.
There are so many differences, but these stick out to me the most. We are doing well and already have planned our first trip home to visit family so that gives me something to look forward to. Everyday is different for my emotions. One day I love it here and feel very accomplished, other days I am unmotivated and feel really down. The girls are doing great and growing fast. Hope you all are doing well!

4 comments:

Contact: Ashley Mills said...

It's such a neat opportunity to live somewhere else for awhile. Keep the blog posts coming (with lots of pictures). Love Ya!

Wendy said...

I was only there a few days and I can definitely say "Amen" to most of the differences you listed. I know it's hard, but living away from everyone is such a great growing experience. Of course, now we ALL live away from everyone, so we're no longer different :)

Melissa DeMoux said...

I'm glad you are able to see so many good bits and find lots of happy times (that zoo looks amazing). You guys are very courageous and I think it is awesome that you looking so much at the bright side of change.

Talisha said...

I know exactly how you feel about feeling good one day and then being totally down the next. I guess it's just the process of moving out of state. I do wish I was back in California and not in North Carolina. Glad to know all is well with your family! Enjoy those flip flops because it's cold where I'm at!!