…and so we are back from our first family travel this year.
It was part of MLS’ 8th birthday celebration and also, an opportunity for us to explore NorCal as we have plans of moving to the West Coast next year. It is a definite plan and I hope the universe conspires in helping us achieve this ultimate goal, to build a home in California. I know people would often say that California is such an expensive and very dense State, that it doesn’t offer the best school systems compared to what MLS is having now. But you know what, to each his own and researching goes a long way. In fact, we have been able to narrow down our list with these 4 cities: Orange County, Irvine, Anaheim and South Pasadena and all of which offer school districts with 8-10 ratings. Houses can be quite costly but we are paying for a good education for our growing boy and hopefully, another addition to the family within the next couple of years.
Despite us loving the Bay Area, I just do not feel that we belong there, most especially since our fields are not IT-centered. I was trying to feel the vibe I felt when I explored the communities of SoCal, but NorCal left me half-hearted. So most likely, we are bound to build a home in SoCal, specifically on cities mentioned above. There is no rush to this plan as we still aimed for MLS to complete his 3rd grade here in the East Coast but in the meantime, please pray that we will be able to land the job of our dreams (yes, I have some particular employer in mind, as well as TGL) and that relocation will be smooth all in God’s Will. Yes, there will be uncertainties and jitters along the way but who says that those 1st few steps will be easy.
More NorCal photos to share in the next few entries . Have a good weekend everyone!