Know a good thing when you have it. I loooove Decatur- neighborhoods, bungalows, Winona Park Community Circle, a town square, true friends. I think about so many of you everyday and wonder how your school year started. I loooove Bluffton and living on the May River with a tiny house full of chirren. Seeing my parents everyday and watching my kids in green galoshes and swimsuits stuck in the pluff mud. I looooove Alexandria- DC field trips, daddy coming home on the train, taqueria, big families all around us and mommas meeting at blue playground. Orange County is strange- people drive like they are in a video game and people want more. Stereotypes exist but the beauty is astounding. Good people are everywhere. I meet them everywhere. Maybe my kids are learning to regroup and hold their values stronger because you can’t be like everyone else. All you can be is you. You- in your old tennis shoes, ancient econoline van, unstraightened hair, modest shorts, just enjoying the day and not trying to get ahead. I loooooove California- how it bleaches my kids’ hair and barrels them in the wave, and makes them cling to family a little tighter while we get our footing.