Monday, July 07, 2014

Moving on Up!

We are in the process of moving back from China.  We are physically in the States, but some of our stuff is still waiting to be shipped over.  Not much, just a little, but it will take a few months to get here.  We have a storage unit of stuff here in California that we will move to our new home soon.  We have decided to move to Utah.  We have several different reasons for doing this.

I guess our biggest reason for moving to Utah is that we wanted a better environment for our teenage son.  I know what you are going to say.  You will say that you can find good and bad everywhere.  This is true.  But I want to do all I can to create the best environment.  Then if my son chooses wrong, at least I won't have guilt for leaving him in a bad environment.  In addition, I wanted a better schooling situation for my son.  Our school here is horrible.  It has horrible leadership, and there are so many behavioral problems that the teachers can't even teach.  Alot of those behavioral problems are demographic related.  We have kids who have moved in from the "hood", and have brought those kinds of behaviors with them.  I'm not talking color, I'm talking socially learned behaviors.  Anyway, so we are moving our son out.

Another part of our reasoning for moving is that our city has become more dangerous.  It is the number 8 most dangerous city to live.  I'm not going to sit around waiting for it to move up the list.

I have to admit that I'm not going to be sorry to leave liberal California.  My neighbors are rabidly liberal.  I like my neighbors, but honestly I can't stand listening to it anymore.  If Obama wasn't such a horrible president I might be able to listen to them.  But the more he tries to take away our rights, the angrier I get.  I just can't listen to my liberal friends glorify him and argue that socialism is good for our country.  I've lived in China, I know what socialized government looks like.  The Chinese love Obama because they recognize everything he is trying to do.  It fits in with their politics.  I'll pass thanks.

I have a lot of family in Utah, so that makes living there more attractive to me.  I have a sister, brother, cousins, inlaws, etc.  I look forward to being near them.

My husband and I owned a home there after he graduated from college, so we have roots there.  I know it isn't perfect either, but it feels like home to us.  Living there will bring it's own challenges, but I really look forward to going home.


Euripides said...

Utah is a pretty state, but I'm not convinced the schools are all that good there. What makes them good is the motivation of the students and parental participation. (It's the same in AZ.)

Love the skiing, especially up at Solitude.

Inklings said...

Welcome back! I LOVE Utah.

Looney said...

I will miss having you as a neighbor! It just won't be the same knowing that you won't be on the other side of Mount Diablo.

Rummuser said...

All the best.

shackman said...

Best wishes for a successful house hunt!

Sandy@American Way Farm said...

Welcome back. Looking forward to reading about your adventures here.