January 31, 2016

Cell Phones and Texting and Driving... My Suburbia

I just read some of my first blog posts and found that not much has changed with me in the last few years. I'm reposted this one for those of you who may have missed it the first time...

I'm sitting here in our home at the computer typing and thinking, as I look out my window surrounded by trees and our beautiful garden that we've created. I have this repeated, gut feeling that this is a great place to visit, but... damn, I miss New York City and the where the hell are all of the people here???

I know where all my clothes are (we now have closet space), we live in a much larger space (we have more than one room)... but, there is no life outside of mall life and highway driving! You have to drive everywhere! OMG, I love to walk and see people on the streets at all times of the day. If you don't want to walk, there are options - subways, crosstown buses, taxi cabs, gypsy cabs... options. Okay, I'll admit since living out here in Suburbia, many of my fears/phobias have surfaced! (Probably because they finally have the space to do so)!!! One of my biggest fears is driving. There, I said it out loud.. driving! People drive while using their cell phones and texting and drinking, Oh My. Cell phones and texting and drinking, Oh My!!! What is that about? Do they need to see the Wizard before their designated time? 

This is Suburbia in its truest form. Very white with not much variety. No Jews, no Blacks and no Gays! (Just like the old school disco song). Okay, I like variety, I find life out here too sheltered with little diversity. That's fine for some, but when you grow up in New York City, you thrive on the diversity, you need the diversity, you crave the diversity! It gives you something to talk about. You have a wide variety of people to complain about! Maybe being a true New Yorker means that you're only happy when you have something to complain about? If that's the case, I'm definitely a New Yorker, because I have been complaining non stop since moving to California. But in many ways, I just feel as if I'm fighting for my sanity while trying to survive suburia. 

So here's where I get to ask for your help. How do you feel about my dilemma? Has anyone felt this way? What have you done to cope? I don't want my post to sound like an angry rant, but think of it as sharing my feelings with you all as I go through it to not feel that isolated.

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